Definitions

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  • n. mineral coal (as opposed to charcoal)

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Examples

  • Not an easy task, since there was a pile of seacoal between him and the door in the ceiling that allowed access to the cellar.

    The Wizard Of London

  • Thou didst swear to me upon a parcel-gilt goblet, sitting in my Dolphin-chamber, at the round table, by a seacoal fire, upon Wednesday in Wheeson week, when the prince broke thy head for liking his father to a singing-man of Windsor, thou didst swear to me then, as I was washing thy wound, to marry me and make me my lady thy wife.

    Act II. Scene I. The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth

  • DUKE: Grog jest sizzled and disappeared, like when yer drops it on a red-hot seacoal.

    Wappin' Wharf A Frightful Comedy of Pirates

  • The vision changed, and he sat by a seacoal fire in chambers that once had echoed the glad voices of those whose graves were 'mid the soughing pines.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • It is evident from this passage, and from another on page 397 of the same volume, that, though seacoal was largely exported to the Continent, it had not yet come into general use in England.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 03 (historical)

  • There was blithe work in the cheerful hall, in whose broad chimney great seacoal fires blazed -- at whose humming wheels the young Mays of Staneholme, as well as its dependants, still took their morning turn.

    Girlhood and Womanhood The Story of some Fortunes and Misfortunes

  • Even as I looked into the little fireplace it enlarged, and there was an enormous grate, level with the floor, glowing with seacoal; and a magnificent mantel carved in oak, old and brown; and over it hung a landscape, wide, deep, summer in the foreground with all the gorgeous coloring of the tropics, and beyond hills of blue and far mountains lying in rosy light.

    Backlog Studies

  • I thought the steward's man would never have done coming to the grating with such announcements as -- "Five hundredweight of wax, if you please, ladies; a hundred pounds of candles, ladies; twenty oaks for firewood, ladies; two sacks of seacoal, ladies; ten pieces of nuns 'cloth, ladies; a hundred ells of cloth of linen, ladies; six firkins of speckled Bristol soap, ladies," -- cloth of

    In Convent Walls The Story of the Despensers

  • It then became an article of increasing export, and “seacoal” fires gradually supplanted those of wood.

    Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson

  • Having brought a quantity of seacoal from the ship, they had made a great fire, and after the smoke was exhausted, they had stopped up the chimney and every crevice of the house.

    PG Edition of Netherlands series — Complete

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