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  • n. mineral coal (brought by sea), distinguished from charcoal (which was then brought by land)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coal brought by sea; -- a name by which mineral coal was formerly designated in the south of England, in distinction from charcoal, which was brought by land.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fossil coal, or coal dug from the earth: so called because it was first brought to London from Newcastle by sea.
  • n. Soft or flaming bituminous coal: so named to distinguish it from the anthracites.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pulverized bituminous coal; used as a foundry facing


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