from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Soft or flaming bituminous coal: so named to distinguish it from the anthracites.
- noun Fossil coal, or coal dug from the earth: so called because it was first brought to London from Newcastle by sea.
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.
- (Founding) facing consisting of pulverized bituminous coal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete, UK
mineral coal(brought by sea), distinguished from charcoal(which was then brought by land)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun pulverized bituminous coal; used as a foundry facing
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