Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A yard or area in which a supply of coal is kept in bins or heaps to meet the demands of customers.
“He told me of himself, -- of his rising to be head-man, a sort of overseer, in the coal-yard, -- of his good wages, -- of some investments that he had made which had brought him in good returns.”
“This is Tom Salyers, Sir, head-workman, overseer, at your coal-yard, and he is a Sandy man.”
“The shack next the coal-yard was more forlorn even than the others, though the sagging porch was swept clean, and ineffectual attempts had been made to mend the breaks in roof and walls with fresher slabs of unpainted wood which stood out against the gray weathered boards like patches on an old coat.”
“You'll find Klondike Kate living in the last shack on the west side o 'the street before you come to the coal-yard.”
“He refused at first to consider four large bare shabby rooms in a poor street, overlooking a coal-yard, and incidentally, on the very bank of the East River.”
“A coal-yard in Pearl Street, a watch and clock maker, three private schools, and a "dry-goods store of the female Trading Association," complete the list of firms that was contained in the record of the period.”
“Street, a coal-yard on Duane Street, a pleasure garden on Thomas”
“Dave hurried back to the coal-yard and completed the day's work in high spirits.”
“Now, the idea of walking down to the coal-yard certainly seemed commonplace and harmless.”
“The coal-yard is down this way, Griggs," he said.”
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