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.

    Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel

  • The walls are half-panelled under the dado rail and there is a gas-coal fire within a limestone surround. - Articles related to FiTting method to face global warming

  • Below right: The coal box on Salvatore of Soho's gas-coal hybrid oven.

    Serious Eats: New York

  • 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.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885


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