from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any coal suitable for making illuminating gas. See coal.
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In the complete combustion of carbon in the form of charcoal or gas-coal, there are developed 8060 units of heat.
The walls are half-panelled under the dado rail and there is a gas-coal fire within a limestone surround.
Below right: The coal box on Salvatore of Soho's gas-coal hybrid oven.
Eastern Ohio is a bituminous and not an anthracite region does not of itself confute that theory, as the argument for it is, that the gas may be tapped at a remote distance from the source of supply; and, whereas anthracite is not a gas-coal, while bituminous is, we are told to suppose that the gas which once may have been a component part of the anthracite was long ago expelled by Nature, and has since been held in vast reservoirs with slight waste, awaiting the use of man.
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