Crossword clues for coal
- ___ black
- Big product of Kentucky
- Stocking stuffer
- Fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
- Hot ember
- W.Va. product
- Mining product
- Newcastle surfeit
- Newcastle's surfeit
- Santa's lump for a brat
- Christmas-stocking item for brats
- Energy source
- Cannel, e.g.
- Item not needed in Newcastle
- Fossilized fuel
- It can be gotten out of bed
- Newcastle's pride
- Naughty child's Christmas gift
- Fuel for old locomotives
- U.S.'s most abundant energy source
- It carbonizes
- Coke's source
- Anthracite, for one
- Abundant source of energy
- Mineral that was vegetable
- Cannel or cob
- Pea or egg follower
- One source of energy
- Power source
- Bonfire remnant
- Lignite, e.g.
- Tender cargo
- Scuttle load
- West Virginia resource
- Welsh product
- Black shade
- Christmas stocking item
- Polish export
- Brat's Christmas present
- West Virginia export
- It's taken out at the seams
- Shade of black
- Kind of tar
- Furnace fodder
- Kentucky resource
- Anthracite, e.g.
- Scuttle's contents
- Brat's stocking stuffer
- Locomotive fuel
- Symbol of blackness
- Scuttle filler
- Scuttle contents
- Fuel from a mine
- Fuel that's shoveled
- Santa's "present" for a naughty child
- Epitome of blackness
- "Present" in bad kids' Christmas stockings
- Seamy stuff?
- Mine find
- Big Utah export
- Unwelcome stocking stuffer
- Bad child's stocking filler
- Fossil fuel
- Kentucky export
- Either of Frosty the Snowman's eyes
- Unwanted stocking stuffer
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Coal \Coal\ (k[=o]l), n. [AS. col; akin to D. kool, OHG. chol, cholo, G. kohle, Icel. kol, pl., Sw. kol, Dan. kul; cf. Skr. jval to burn. Cf. Kiln, Collier.]
A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or other combustible substance; charcoal.
(Min.) A black, or brownish black, solid, combustible substance, dug from beds or veins in the earth to be used for fuel, and consisting, like charcoal, mainly of carbon, but more compact, and often affording, when heated, a large amount of volatile matter. Note: This word is often used adjectively, or as the first part of self-explaining compounds; as, coal-black; coal formation; coal scuttle; coal ship. etc. Note: In England the plural coals is used, for the broken mineral coal burned in grates, etc.; as, to put coals on the fire. In the United States the singular in a collective sense is the customary usage; as, a hod of coal. Age of coal plants. See Age of Acrogens, under Acrogen. Anthracite or Glance coal. See Anthracite. Bituminous coal. See under Bituminous. Blind coal. See under Blind. Brown coal or Brown Lignite. See Lignite. Caking coal, a bituminous coal, which softens and becomes pasty or semi-viscid when heated. On increasing the heat, the volatile products are driven off, and a coherent, grayish black, cellular mass of coke is left. Cannel coal, a very compact bituminous coal, of fine texture and dull luster. See Cannel coal. Coal bed (Geol.), a layer or stratum of mineral coal. Coal breaker, a structure including machines and machinery adapted for crushing, cleansing, and assorting coal. Coal field (Geol.), a region in which deposits of coal occur. Such regions have often a basinlike structure, and are hence called coal basins. See Basin. Coal gas, a variety of carbureted hydrogen, procured from bituminous coal, used in lighting streets, houses, etc., and for cooking and heating. Coal heaver, a man employed in carrying coal, and esp. in putting it in, and discharging it from, ships. Coal measures. (Geol.)
Strata of coal with the attendant rocks.
A subdivision of the carboniferous formation, between the millstone grit below and the Permian formation above, and including nearly all the workable coal beds of the world.
Coal oil, a general name for mineral oils; petroleum.
Coal plant (Geol.), one of the remains or impressions of plants found in the strata of the coal formation.
Coal tar. See in the Vocabulary.
To haul over the coals, to call to account; to scold or censure. [Colloq.]
Wood coal. See Lignite.
Coal \Coal\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coaled; p. pr. & vb. n. Coaling.]
To burn to charcoal; to char. [R.]
Charcoal of roots, coaled into great pieces.
To mark or delineate with charcoal.
To supply with coal; as, to coal a steamer.
Coal \Coal\, v. i. To take in coal; as, the steamer coaled at Southampton.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English col "charcoal, live coal," from Proto-Germanic *kula(n) (cognates: Old Frisian kole, Middle Dutch cole, Dutch kool, Old High German chol, German Kohle, Old Norse kol), from PIE root *g(e)u-lo- "live coal" (cognates: Irish gual "coal").\n
\nMeaning "mineral consisting of fossilized carbon" is from mid-13c. First mentioned (370 B.C.E.) by Theophrastus in his treatise "On Stones" under the name lithos anthrakos (see anthrax). Traditionally good luck, coal was given as a New Year's gift in England, said to guarantee a warm hearth for the coming year. The phrase drag (or rake) over the coals was a reference to the treatment meted out to heretics by Christians. To carry coals "do dirty work," also "submit to insult" is from 1520s. To carry coals to Newcastle (c.1600) Anglicizes Greek glauk eis Athenas "owls to Athens."
n. 1 (context uncountable English) A black rock formed from prehistoric plant remains, composed largely of carbon and burned as a fuel. 2 (context countable English) A piece of coal used for burning. Note that in British English either of the following examples could be used, whereas the latter would be more common in American English. 3 (context countable English) A type of coal, such as bituminous, anthracite, or lignite, and grades and varieties thereof. 4 (context countable English) A glowing or charred piece of coal, wood, or other solid fuel. 5 charcoal vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To take on a supply of coal (usually of steam ships). 2 (context intransitive English) To be converted to charcoal. 3 (context transitive English) To burn to charcoal; to char. 4 (context transitive English) To mark or delineate with charcoal. 5 (context transitive English) To supply with coal.
n. fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
a hot glowing or smouldering fragment of wood or coal left from a fire [syn: ember]
v. burn to charcoal; "Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything" [syn: char]
supply with coal
take in coal; "The big ship coaled"
Housing Units (2000): 2744
Land area (2000): 518.220288 sq. miles (1342.184327 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 3.074923 sq. miles (7.964014 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 521.295211 sq. miles (1350.148341 sq. km)
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 34.577081 N, 96.296455 W
Coal County, OK
Coal is an American reality television series that aired on Spike. The series debuted on March 30, 2011. The series portrayed the real life events on a coal mine in Westchester, West Virginia, and the inherent dangers involved.
The series was later premiered in the UK on November 8, 2011, via the Discovery Channel UK. It featured owner Mike Crowder along with several employees involved in the mining operation.
Coal ( Old English col; meaning "mineral of fossilized carbon" since the thirteenth 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 exposure to elevated temperature and pressure. Coal is composed primarily of carbon along with variable quantities of other elements, chiefly hydrogen, sulfur, oxygen, and nitrogen. A fossil fuel, coal forms when dead plant matter is converted into peat, which in turn is converted into lignite, then sub-bituminous coal, after that bituminous coal, and lastly anthracite. This involves biological and geological processes that take place over a long period.
Throughout history, coal has been used as an energy resource, primarily burned for the production of electricity and/or heat, and is also used for industrial purposes, such as refining metals. Coal is the largest source of energy for the generation of electricity worldwide, as well as one of the largest worldwide anthropogenic sources of carbon dioxide releases. The extraction of coal, its use in energy production and its byproducts are all associated with environmental and health effects including Climate change.
Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining. Since 1983, the world's top coal producer has been China. In 2011 China produced 3,520 million tonnes of coal – 49.5% of 7,695 million tonnes world coal production. In 2011 other large producers were United States (993 million tonnes), India (589), European Union (576) and Australia (416). In 2010 the largest exporters were Australia with 328 million tonnes (27.1% of world coal export) and Indonesia with 316 million tonnes (26.1%), while the largest importers were Japan with 207 million tonnes (17.5% of world coal import), China with 195 million tonnes (16.6%) and South Korea with 126 million tonnes (10.7%).
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's primary meaning is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of carbon and used as a fossil fuel.
It may also refer to:
Coal is the third studio album released by the Norwegian progressive band, Leprous, released on 20 May 2013. The music is arranged by the whole band and also the lyrics are the work of all the band. Art direction and design by Ritxi Ostáriz. Cover painting by Jeff Jordan.
Coal is an album by American country music singer Kathy Mattea, released on April 1, 2008 in the United States on her own label, Captain Potato Records. The album consists of 11 covers of classic coal mining songs by artists such as Merle Travis and Hazel Dickens.
Usage examples of "coal".
If the proper materials, such as acid, coal gas, or acetaldehyde and a proper catalyst were available, then wood cellulose could be converted into ethyl alcohol.
Spilled coals were scattered across the paving slabs and atop the rumpled velvet, burning holes in the rich pile, and the glass alembic was now a jagged splash of greenish shards.
Some kind of dire temperature inversion had clamped itself down over the city like a bell jar, trapping and concentrating the cocktail of dust, automobile exhaust, coal smoke, woodsmoke, manure smoke, and the ammoniated gasses that rose up from the stewn excreta of millions of people and animals.
Now the iron beast, consuming its ration of coal, is really browsing the ancient foliage of arborescent ferns in which solar energy has accumulated.
Despite the heat of the coals held in the hollow metal sphere, and being squeezed between the tall, comfortingly solid forms of Uncle Michel and Brother Aumery, she was still cold.
Then, starting at the far end, at the Hearth of the Aurochs, they stirred the banked coals or small sustaining fires in each of the firepits and poured the dirt over them to smother the flames.
But it would be easy to make some guncotton, or even ordinary powder, as we have azotic acid, saltpeter, sulphur, and coal.
The daughter of a wealthy coal owner from County Durham, she brought the consolations of the Quaker faith to her enforced marriage with the Basher, and she needed them.
For weeks Claude worked hard at a study of some lightermen unloading a cargo of plaster, carrying white sacks on their shoulders, leaving a white pathway behind them, and bepowdered with white themselves, whilst hard by the coal removed from another barge had stained the waterside with a huge inky smear.
In some places, fossilized trunks, lying on the ground, betokened the existence of one of the coal districts that are common upon the continent of Africa.
The river went brawling past their bivouac at a little distance, and some of the men caught fish, and broiled them in the coals for their suppers.
Then these steamers will almost certainly put in at Nassau or the Bermudas, if not for coal and supplies, at least to obtain the latest intelligence from the blockaded coast, and to pick up a pilot for the port to which they are bound.
It is said, and I suppose it is true, that about every one of the blockaders makes a port at Halifax, the Bermudas, or Nassau, as much to learn the news and obtain a pilot, as to replenish their coal and stores.
Young some specimens of the Boghead coal, with which he renewed his experiments, distilling the mineral at a low temperature, until he evolved a considerable quantity of crude paraffin.
As a special inducement Brockle Buhn sprinkled coal dust over the mess.