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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of mineral coal of a black colour, sufficiently hard and solid to be cut and polished, and formerly burned as a substitute for candles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A kind of mineral coal of a black color, sufficiently hard and solid to be cut and polished. It burns readily, with a clear, yellow flame, and on this account has been used as a substitute for candles.
  • n. a very compact bituminous coal, of fine texture and dull luster. See Cannel coal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A highly bituminous coal, very compact, and burning readily with a bright flame.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bituminous coal that burns with a luminous flame

Etymologies

Corrupted from candle coal. (Wiktionary)

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