charcoal-burner love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man employed in the manufacture of charcoal.


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  • Not a single charcoal-burner was allowed to live that close to the river.


  • Shaken and tumbled, with its red beard all whitened with lime and clotted with blood, it was driven in the cart by the charcoal-burner next day to Winchester Cathedral, where it was received and buried.

    A Child's History of England

  • It was almost night, when a poor charcoal-burner, passing through the forest with his cart, came upon the solitary body of a dead man, shot with an arrow in the breast, and still bleeding.

    A Child's History of England

  • It had formerly been the home of a charcoal-burner, in times when that fuel was still used in the county houses.

    The Woodlanders

  • Then coal and ore were arranged in heaps and in successive layers, as the charcoal-burner does with the wood which he wishes to carbonize.

    The Mysterious Island

  • That he lost his way in the forest as he was hunting, and that he had lain in the cottage of a charcoal-burner, who gave him cheese and brown bread.

    The Blue Fairy Book

  • It was usually a man, sometimes a peasant from Mugiano, high up, sometimes a peasant from the wilds of the mountain, a wood-cutter, or a charcoal-burner.

    Twilight in Italy

  • Not even the fire of a charcoal-burner was visible in the woods, not an encampment of miners near the mines, not a hut among the brushwood.

    Michael Strogoff

  • “I have locked them in the cellar, and to-morrow they shall be led into the forest, and shall live as servants to a charcoal-burner, until they have grown kinder, and do not leave poor animals to suffer hunger.”

    Household Tales

  • One night he met, in a lonely wood, a dusty, black charcoal-burner, who was burning charcoal there, and had some potatoes by the fire, on which he was going to make a meal.

    Household Tales


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