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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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Then," he said cheerfully, as if she had uttered a hearty affirmative, "I will put some more coals on the fire, and we shall be as snug as possible.
It came into the scullery no more; but I lay all the tenth day in the close darkness, buried among coals and firewood, not daring even to crawl out for the drink for which I craved.
Whence the coal came, and how brought thither by an invisible hand, I have never been able to discover.
I've heard of the people going into raptures over beds of coal.
His underlings, two gnomes with square faces, leather aprons, and linen breeches, were moving the iron instruments on the coals.
And I don't think my sermons are worth a load of coals to them.
I wanted to see what it was like, and between thumb and finger I picked up a glowing coal.
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.
He placed a little pan over a foot warmer full of hot coals.
That's the way with these people, ma'am; give 'em a apron full of coals to-day, and they'll come back for another, the day after to-morrow, as brazen as alabaster.
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.
It glowed delightfully in the radiance of an immense fire, compounded of coal, peat, and wood; and near the table, laid for a plentiful evening meal, I was pleased to observe the
No, sir; but it wants electricity to make it move, and the wherewithal to make the electricity--sodium to feed the elements, coal from which to get the sodium, and a coal-mine to supply the coal.
It is thirteen hundred and ten miles from Suez to Aden, at the other end of the Red Sea, and she has to take in a fresh coal supply.
But I must, and will, the instant the snow is off the earth, send out a party into the mountains to explore for coal.