• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coal-heaver one employed in carrying coal
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. col; cog. with Ice. kol, Ger. kohle.


In literature:

There was an old man, too, who used to come up our street with a little coal cart; he wore a coal-heaver's hat, and looked rough and black.
"Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell
She had forearms and biceps like a coal-heaver's.
"She Stands Accused" by Victor MacClure
Here he was joined by two men, apparently coal heavers by the look of their hands and faces.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
"A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"" by Russell Doubleday
I'd sooner be a coal-heaver.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
A coal heaver would get from him as polite a bow as a chief justice.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
The coal-shed is made tidy and swept up, and the coal-heaver awaits his company.
"The Great German Composers" by George T. Ferris
The coal heaver had only trousers and an undershirt on, and looked as black as a Negro.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
But so is a coal-heaver a useful man.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
Gentlemen delighted to fight coal-heavers in those days.
"Art in England" by Dutton Cook