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Coal vs. Coaly

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  • Coal (noun)

    A black rock formed from prehistoric plant remains, composed largely of carbon and burned as a fuel.

  • Coal (noun)

    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.

    "Put some coals on the fire."

    "Put some coal on the fire."

  • Coal (noun)

    A type of coal, such as bituminous, anthracite, or lignite, and grades and varieties thereof.

  • Coal (noun)

    A glowing or charred piece of coal, wood, or other solid fuel.

    "Just as the camp-fire died down to just coals, with no flames to burn the marshmallows, someone dumped a whole load of wood on, so I gave up and went to bed."

  • Coal (noun)

    Charcoal.

  • Coal (verb)

    To take on a supply of coal (usually of steam ships).

  • Coal (verb)

    To supply with coal.

    "to coal a steamer"

  • Coal (verb)

    To be converted to charcoal.

  • Coal (verb)

    To burn to charcoal; to char.

  • Coal (verb)

    To mark or delineate with charcoal.

  • Coaly (adjective)

    Resembling coal.

  • Coaly (adjective)

    Covered in, or containing, coal.

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  • Coal (noun)

    A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or other combustible substance; charcoal.

  • Coal (noun)

    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.

  • Coal

    To burn to charcoal; to char.

  • Coal

    To mark or delineate with charcoal.

  • Coal

    To supply with coal; as, to coal a steamer.

  • Coal (verb)

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

  • Coaly (adjective)

    Pertaining to, or resembling, coal; containing coal; of the nature of coal.

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