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someone who works in a coal mine

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Of barges, sailing colliers, and coasting traders, there were perhaps as many as now; but, of steam-ships, great and small, not a tithe or a twentieth part so many.
Here, were the Leith, Aberdeen, and Glasgow steamers, loading and unloading goods, and looking immensely high out of the water as we passed alongside; here, were colliers by the score and score, with the coal-whippers plunging off stages on deck, as counterweights to measures of coal swinging up, which were then rattled over the side into barges; here, at her moorings was to-morrow's steamer for Rotterdam, of which we took good notice; and here to-morrow's for Hamburg, under whose bowsprit we crossed.
While this was doing the master, seeing some light colliers, who, not able to ride out the storm were obliged to slip and run away to sea, and would come near us, ordered to fire a gun as a signal of distress.
Near to that part of the Thames on which the church at Rotherhithe abuts, where the buildings on the banks are dirtiest and the vessels on the river blackest with the dust of colliers and the smoke of close-built low-roofed houses, there exists the filthiest, the strangest, the most extraordinary of the many localities that are hidden in London, wholly unknown, even by name, to the great mass of its inhabitants.
From the accounts the poisonous effect begins with mental excitement; the rioting in Paris this morning is said to have been very violent, and the Welsh colliers are in a state of uproar.
It was high water, blowing fresh with a drizzle; the double dock- gates were opened, and the steam colliers were going in and out in the darkness with their lights burning bright, a great plashing of propellers, rattling of winches, and a lot of hailing on the pier-heads.
The road trip is a favourite Canadian pastime, and in this photo essay the Agnes Etherington Art Centre invites the viewer to travel coast-to-coast-to-coast with Alan Caswell Collier (1911-1990) to celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial.
Mike Collier, the Democratic nominee for comptroller who lost to Republican Glenn Hegar, is joining the state party as one of its top fundraisers.
THE COLLIER COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION, the philanthropic arm of the Collier County Bar, granted the Special Olympics of Collier County $2,000 from the 5K Judicata Race it hosted in partnership with the Gulf Coast Runners on May 25.
In "Collier's Guide to Night Photography in the Great Outdoors", expert photographer Grant Collier provides practical and invaluable instruction on how to capture nighttime images by sharing secrets he has learned over the past 12 years.
Collier's Powerful Welsh Cheddar has unveiled a stunning new look that focuses on the strength and character of the collier identity--a signal of the quality and taste for which Collier's is famous.
New York, May 18 ( ANI ): A Massachusetts brewing company is creating a beer in the honour of a hero cop, Sean Collier, who was allegedly gunned down by the Boston Marathon bombers.
The university officer who was fatally wounded during a shootout with the two Marathon bombing suspects on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus on Thursday night has been identified as Sean Collier, 26, ofA Middlesex, Mass.
Here's another unfortunate development for Chris Collier, the former financial adviser for defunct Stanford Financial Group in Little Rock: He's lost his insurance license.
Thanks to 13 mesmerising triumphs, all on British soil, Frankel has won pounds 2,261,072, a very handsome total but one that still leaves him a few thousand pounds adrift of Collier Hill.