• WordNet 3.6
    • n collier someone who works in a coal mine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Collier A vessel employed in the coal trade.
    • Collier One engaged in the business of digging mineral coal or making charcoal, or in transporting or dealing in coal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n collier A digger of coal; one who works in a coal-mine.
    • n collier A coal-merchant or dealer in coal.
    • n collier A coasting-vessel employed in the coal-trade.
    • n collier The gaper, Mya truncata, a bivalve mollusk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Collier kol′yėr one who works in a coal-mine: a ship that carries coal: a sailor in such a ship
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. colier,. See Coal


In literature:

Colliers in London, at first under M^r.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
Mr. Payne Collier gives its burden as eight hundred tons, and its worth as L5000.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
If we go up to Newcastle, we shall see the curious way they are put on board the colliers.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
He was succeeded by Mr James Collier, another Scot and a graduate of St. Andrews and Edinburgh.
"Report of the Chief Librarian" by J. O. Wilson and General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
He had made no arrangements for colliers to supply his fleet, and his coal was getting low.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
On les distribue en deux manieres, en branches et en colliers.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
Collier, Sir George, admiral, 197, 198.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
He was a collier, who appeared in a great state of nervousness.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
He was a collier himself until he became superannuated, and he knows their natures, you see.
"That Lass O' Lowrie's" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Collier (Payne) and Dickens in Hungerford Market, iii.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
I have sent your Shakesperian extracts to Collier.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Commodore Sir George Collier, August 13th, entered the bay with a fleet and raised the siege.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
Elizabeth river, ravages of Sir George Collier on, ii.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
I expect you heard about the collier tramp that was consigned to the French company at Arucas?
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
The colliers were hurriedly cast off, and the decks were cleared for action.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Men who deliver the cargoes of colliers in the river Thames into lighters.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Bristol was a great seaport in days gone by, but today only coasters and colliers make use of its wharves.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
Collier's Weekly has mentioned the cemetery owned by these men.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
JOHN COLLIER, and a New Preface by the Author.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
Jeremy Collier was a clergyman of the Church of England, bred at Cambridge.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay

In poetry:

Nell was a collier's daughter,
innocent, sweet seventeen.
Shall I tell you the story of Nellie?
Yes, tell us it, Bill, if it's clean.
"Nell" by Billy Bennett
Four collier lads from Ebbw Vale
Took shelter from a shower of hail,
And there beneath a spreading tree
Attuned their mouths to harmony.
"Sospan Fach" by Robert Graves
Nell was a collier's daughter,
with a coalblack daddy so fine.
At the close of the day to the theatre he'd stray
to forget the dark toil of the mine.
"Nell" by Billy Bennett
Once he sat in the gallery with some of the lads,
They started to quarrel a bit.
It wasn't his shift, but they gave him a lift,
And the collier went down in the pit.
"Nell" by Billy Bennett
Yet of all futile tasks, of all the foolish,
Absurd attempts that show of wit a lack,
The worst is his who, obstinate and mulish,
Insists that he should paint a collier black.
"Futility" by C J Dennis
And saw there at their moorings the Geordie colliers rock,
The latest pirate dangling at Execution Dock,
The anchored ships unloading their silks and laces fine,
And spices from the Indies, and rum, and Spanish wine . . .
"London Seagulls" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Parrish Collier and Cynthia Cobb sing in Skylight Music Theatre's "Gershwin and Friends.".
2012 BOYS LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Skye Sickles, Barron Collier.
Barron Collier - boys lacrosse.
Photo by DONN BROWN, Collier Citizen.
New addresses implemented for Collier County complex.
The Collier County Government Complex isn't packing up and moving anywhere.
Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Song and Dance 2012.
This year's festival will highlight the talent of Ellen Bryant Voigt, Michael Collier, Andrew Hudgins, and Stanley Plumly.
Arthrex announces expansion in Collier and Lee counties.
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- With just a week until Thanksgiving, families in need are hoping, with the community's help, they'll have a turkey on their tables.
Catholic Jewish Dialogue of Collier County: Fostering a mutual understanding.
Wood storks gather along a canal alongside Collier Boulevard on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in North Naples.
Wood storks gather along Collier Boulevard.
West Michigan's Tommy Collier (1-1, 3.27) vs Quad Cities' Sam Gaviglio (1-1, 3.24) at 8:00 pm on Saturday at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there.

In science:

Guerlac, Henry.”Biographical Dictionary of Mathematics”, Collier Macmillan Canada, Vol. I to IV, 1991. 3.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
Barnes and Collier Cameron (2001) give a rotation period of 0.4307 d for this star.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
Ladyman, J., Ross, D., Spurrett, D., and Collier, J. (2007).
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Collier, “Self-consistent m ultimode lasing theory for complex or random lasing media,” Phys.
Modes of Random Lasers
We employed the WASP implementation of the box-least squares (BLS) algorithm (Kov´acs et al. 2002; Collier Cameron et al. 2006) which is designed to detect square-shaped dips in brightness in an otherwise flat light curve.
Thirty New Low-Mass Spectroscopic Binaries
We use an adapted version of the code described in Collier Cameron et al. (2007), fitting models of the photometric transit, the Keplerian RV and the RM effect to the system data.
Rossiter-McLaughlin Effect Measurements for WASP-16, WASP-25 and WASP-31
This MS prior is based on that discussed in Collier Cameron et al. (2007), but is only applied to the stellar radius.
Rossiter-McLaughlin Effect Measurements for WASP-16, WASP-25 and WASP-31
A ma jor reason for holding this meeting was to assess the scientific prospects and, implicitly, the design criteria for KRONOS (Peterson, Horne, Collier).
Probing the Physics of AGN: A Summary
The reprocessing idea seems to have been dramatically confirmed by observations of NGC 7469, which shows that there are delays, but on a timescale of hours to days, and with delay varying as λ4/3 exactly as expected for a simple centrally heated disc model (Collier et al 1998, Wanders et al 1997).
The Ghost in the Machine
Jardine, M., & Collier Cameron, A. 2008, Astron.
Searching for star-planet magnetic interaction in CoRoT observations
The WASP surveys are described in Pollacco et al. (2006) while a discussion of our planet-hunting methods can be found in Collier-Cameron et al. (2007a) and Pollacco et al.
Seven transiting hot-Jupiters from WASP-South, Euler and TRAPPIST: WASP-47b, WASP-55b, WASP-61b, WASP-62b, WASP-63b, WASP-66b & WASP-67b
For details of our methods see Collier Cameron et al. (2007b).
Seven transiting hot-Jupiters from WASP-South, Euler and TRAPPIST: WASP-47b, WASP-55b, WASP-61b, WASP-62b, WASP-63b, WASP-66b & WASP-67b
It can be useful to perform such a test prior to using a shifted curve model in the context of curve registration (Dalalyan and Collier, 2012, Collier, 2012).
Minimax testing of a composite null hypothesis defined via a quadratic functional in the model of regression
Levine, S.N., Quantum Physics of Electronics, The Maxmillan Company, New York, Collier-Maxmillan Limited, London, 1965.
Classical and Quantized Affine Models of Structured Media
Top-quark, Resummation, QCD, Precision Physics, Hadron Colliers.
Top++: a program for the calculation of the top-pair cross-section at hadron colliders