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  • CCTV said the rescue work had been hindered by large amounts of coaldust thrown up by the explosion.

    45 Chinese coalminers freed after cave-in that killed eight

  • And the lifeblood from his veins stained the coaldust red -

    The Country Knows The Rest

  • It's just much further from Royal Albert Hall - or any other significant concert halls worth mention - and instead of being coloured grey by coaldust, it smells of fish.

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • Engineer fox-trotted twice round the deck and into the galley, where they upset a ship's tin of gravy; and the story that the Trimmer, his complexion liberally enriched with oil and coaldust, embraced the

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, February 26, 1919

  • There were a couple of schooners used in the china-clay trade lying at the quayside; at anchor was a barquentine, a big bluff-bellied tramp of a creature, black with coaldust, and beyond her again what was still a rare sight in those parts -- a steamer.

    Secret Bread

  • The river was near at hand, still wearing its Parisian aspect, filled with chains, bathing establishments, great barges, and multitudes of little, skiffs, with a layer of coaldust on their pretentious, freshly-painted names, tied to the pier and rocking to the slightest motion of the water.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Meanwhile his antagonist had jumped to his feet, his face black with coaldust and distorted with fury.

    With Marlborough to Malplaquet A Story of the Reign of Queen Anne

  • The once mighty Lord Chancellor, dressed as a common sailor with shaven eyebrows and coaldust smeared on his cheeks, hated with a furious intensity of loathing which has never been felt for an Englishman before or since, knocked fearfully at dead of night at the door of the house where his dying daughter lay.

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • But frequent notice-boards observing that when the red flag is flying it is dangerous to walk any further, barbed wire, excavations of gravel, and sand trampled by cavalry horses into a paste like wet coaldust may temper the warmest enthusiasm.

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • While scrutinizing the bunker, Courtenay found a grimy piece of paper, crushed into a ball and amalgamated with coaldust by means of the glue, or other substance, which had been used for making the bombs intended for the destruction of the furnaces.

    The Captain of the Kansas

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  • "December 12, 1943.

    MY DIARY: Cold and rain. Continued to shovel shit and coaldust."

    - Spike Milligan, 'Mussolini: My Part In His Downfall'.

    May 14, 2009