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- n. Charcoal.
- n. Small fragments of coal; slack.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Coal about the size of a hazelnut, separated from the coarser parts by screening.
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The next piece of evidence came from Minonk, Illinois, a small coal mining and farming community whose water was naturally fluoridated at approximately 2.5 parts per million ppm.
‘What happened to the police?’ asked Deborah, when, at midnight, she and Mrs Bradley, having made a last tour of inspection of bathrooms and lavatories, were seated before a small coal fire in Mrs Bradley’s sitting-room and were drinking more of Lulu’s coffee and were eating biscuits and cheese.
So the folks used to say as Thomas Britton, the coal-heaver of Clerkenwell Green, paced up and down the neighboring streets with his sack of small coal on his back, destined for one of his customers.