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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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Here, in their diving-dresses, pick axe and shovel in hand, my men extract the coal, which I do not even ask from the mines of the earth.
I crept back to the coal cellar, shut the door, and began to cover myself up as much as I could, and as noiselessly as possible in the darkness, among the firewood and coal therein.
Who the devil do you think will dig for coal when, in hunting for a bushel.
Dickon," cried she sharply, "another coal for my pipe
The coal slipped after her, hissed when she got into the water, and breathed her last.
Tyke said they should have no more coals if they came to hear you preach.
I wanted to see what it was like, and between thumb and finger I picked up a glowing coal.
Why, sometimes, for exercise, or when I've got to pay fifteen dollars for coal, I curry Mab and give her a whole half hour's brushing.
She was a big, flat-bottomed, square-sterned craft, sloop-rigged, with a sprung mast, slack rigging, dilapidated sails, and rotten running-gear, clumsy to handle and uncertain in bringing about, and she smelled vilely of coal tar, with which strange stuff she had been smeared from stem to stern and from cabin-roof to centreboard.
A big coal waggon, loaded with lump coal and drawn by four huge horses, just debouching from Kearny Street as though to turn down Market, blocked their way.
On every side, wherever the live coals had fallen, the snow was sizzling, and every little while a retiring wolf, with wild leap and snort and snarl, announced that one such live coal had been stepped upon.
And you will see that even the mere handling of coal is a scientific matter and not to be sneered at.
The Bishop discovered there was neither coal nor kindling, and went out to buy some.
This metal, in fact, is the most tenacious, the most ductile, and the most malleable, and consequently suitable for all moulding operations; and when smelted with pit coal, is of superior quality for all engineering works requiring great resisting power, such as cannon, steam boilers, hydraulic presses, and the like.
According to calculation," replied Barbicane, "the fall would develop a heat equal to that produced by 16,000 globes of coal, each equal in bulk to our terrestrial globe.