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Coal meaning

coal - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. take in coal; " The big ship coaled"
  2. 2. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or other combustible substance; charcoal.
  3. 3. A black, or brownish black, solid, combustible substance, dug from beds or veins in the earth to be used for fuel, and consisting, like charcoal, mainly of carbon, but more compact, and often affording, when heated, a large amount of volatile matter.
  4. 4. To burn to charcoal; to char.
  5. 5. To mark or delineate with charcoal.
  6. 6. To supply with coal; as, to coal a steamer.
  7. 7. To take in coal; as, the steamer coaled at Southampton.
  8. 8. Charred wood; a combustible fossil procured by mining.

coal - examples of usage

  1. It is the same with coal. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Have you ever been down a coal- mine? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. There exist neither more nor less coal and wine after they are exchanged than before. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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