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fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period

a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering

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burn to charcoal

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supply with coal

take in coal

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Snow and soil are removed from the surface to reveal black coal layers, each several meters thick.
On Christmas Eve, the children hung their stockings by the old black coal stove in the kitchen.
How else would one describe turning black coal tar into brilliant mauve except as magic?
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Coal is classified into four major groups: I) lignite: The largest portion of world's coal reserves is made up of lignite, a soft brownish black coal that forms the lowest level of coal family.
Tables 3 and 4 show that the carbon price needed today, to make the most expensive form of large-scale renewable electricity (concentrating solar thermal) competitive with black coal generation, is much higher than that needed in 2030.
Compared to brown or black coal, 'green coal' is not only completely CO2 neutral, it can also help reduce global warming through its ability to sequester carbon - a technique that scientists are increasingly promoting to help curb carbon emissions.
In some of the pieces the birds rest upon their cages while lustrous black coal is contained within a wooden or metal frame.
NWR, active on the Czech market through Czech black coal mining company OKD, is also listed on the London and Warsaw bourses.
According to a report in New Scientist, cities will become more colorful as pollution patterns change and wind-swept rain washes away the black coal soot typical of the 20th century.
The powerful son of Crash overcame early traffic problems to take charge down the back and he raced clear in the dying strides to score by four-and-a-half lengths over Black Coal in 28.
For many minerals, especially copper, gold and black coal, the environmental costs are already beginning to outweigh the economic value of the ore mined, the report finds.
Mecheltrans OOO started its operations in 2002, and since then has transported over 130 million tonnes of cargo, the bulk of which has been black coal, iron ore concentrate, and metal products.
Through our Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund we're forging ahead with a portfolio of technologies, including large-scale solar power, brown coal drying, oxy-firing of black coal, and enhanced gas recovery from coal seams with carbon dioxide sequestration.
THE Romans called coal 'the best stone in Britain' and what we call jet was exported to Rome, causing a craze for coal necklacesp The marks of the Black Death in 1348(which killed one in three Europeans) looked like black coal erupting through the skin, with the word carbuncle deriving from the Latin word for small coal p Black umbrellas derive from the 1660s when Londoners started carrying them to protect themselves from the smutty rain falling on h empl Thomas Newcomen, a Cornish ironmonger, invented the atmospheric steam engine to pump water out of mines from 1712p In industrial cities coal smog was so bad that the average worker's life expectancy was 17 years.