Coal

A black or brownish black solid, combustible substance formed by the partial decomposition of vegetable matter without access to air. The rank of coal, which includes anthracite, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, and lignite, is based on fixed carbon, volatile matter, and heating value. Coal rank indicates the progressive alt...

coal

A member of a group of easily combustible, organic sedimentary rocks composed mostly of plant remains and containing a high proportion of carbon.
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Coal

A resource obtained by mining coal ore with a pickaxe. Used as a fuel.
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Coal

Coal (from the Old English term col, which has meant `mineral of fossilized carbon` since the 13th century) is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams. The harder forms, such as anthracite coal, can be regarded as metamorphic rock because of later e.....
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coal

[n] - fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period 2. [v] - supply with coal 3. [v] - take in coal, as of a ship
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Coal

• (n.) A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or other combustible substance; charcoal. • (v. i.) To take in coal; as, the steamer coaled at Southampton. • (v. t.) To mark or delineate with charcoal. • (n.) A black, or brownish black, solid, combustible substance, dug from beds or veins in th...
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coal

noun fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
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Coal

[book] Coal is a collection of poetry by Audre Lorde, published in 1976. It was the first of Lorde`s work to be released by a major publisher. Lorde`s poetry in Coal explored themes related to the several layers of her identity as a `Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.` Coal consists of five sections. While Audre Lorde presents poems tha...
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Coal

Coal intransitive verb To take in coal; as, the steamer coaled at Southampton.
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Coal

Coal noun [ Anglo-Saxon col ; akin to Dutch kool , Old High German chol , cholo , German kohle , Icelandic kol , plural, Swedish kol , Danish kul ; confer Sanskrit jval to burn. Confer Kiln , Collier .] 1. A tho...
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Coal

Coal transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Coaled ; present participle & verbal noun Coaling .] 1. To burn to charcoal; to char. [ R.] « Charcoal of roots, coaled into great pieces. Bacon. »
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Coal

A brown or black sedimentary rock that forms from accumulated plant debris. A combustible rock that
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Coal

a carbon-rich mineral deposit made of the remains of fossil plant life. It is first deposited as peat, but over time is buried, compressed and heated which changes it physically and chemically. There are different grades of coal depending on the amount of water and gases left inside the deposit, and the percentage of carbon present
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Coal

A carbonaceous rock mined for use as a fuel.
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Coal

A fossil fuel comprising rocks with a large proportion of fossil plant remains that have been altered to carbon.
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Coal

A fossil fuel made from the remains of plants.
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Coal

A fossil fuel which is made mostly of carbon. It is formed from plants that grew around 150 million years ago.
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coal

A hard, black mineral burned as a fuel. With its by-products coke and coal tar it is vital to many modern industries. Coal is the compressed remains of tropical and subtropical plants, especially those of the Carboniferous and Permian periods. Changes in the world climatic patterns explain why coal...
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coal

A natural fuel formed by partial decomposition of vegetable matter under certain environmental conditions. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Coal

A solid fossil fuel formed by heat and pressure from the remains of ancient plants in swampy areas
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Coal

A solid fossil fuel found in the earth. Coal is burned to make electricity in other countries.
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Coal

A solid, brittle, more or less distinctly stratified combustible carbonaceous rock, formed by partial to complete decomposition of vegetation; varies in color from dark brown to black; not fusible without decomposition and very insoluble.
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Coal

A solid, brittle, more or less distinctly stratified combustible carbonaceous rock, formed by partial to complete decomposition of vegetation; varies in color from dark brown to black; not fusible without decomposition and very insoluble.
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coal

Black or blackish mineral substance formed from the compaction of ancient plant matter in tropical swamp conditions. It is used as a fuel and in the chemical industry. Coal is classified according to the proportion of carbon it contains. The main types are anthracite (shiny, with about 90% carbon...
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coal

charcoal; to make charcoal (L 236)
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