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colliery

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒlɪəri
 
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Definition of colliery in English:

noun (plural collieries)

chiefly British
A coal mine and the buildings and equipment associated with it.
Example sentences
  • A breath of hope came in 1994 when UK Coal's predecessor RJB Mining, bought 21 collieries from British Coal, including many in this region.
  • Planning permission already exists for parts of the colliery where coal has been extracted, although these permissions are due to run out this year.
  • But unlike in England, where UK Coal owns 13 of the 14 remaining collieries, Scottish Coal had no way of juggling output when Longannet hit production problems.

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