cannel-coal

cannel coal

[kan-l]
noun
an oily, compact coal, burning readily and brightly.
Also called cannel.


Origin:
1530–40; cannel from candle (dial. form)

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cannel coal or cannel (ˈkænəl)
 
n
a dull coal having a high volatile content and burning with a smoky luminous flame
 
[C16: from northern English dialect cannel candle: so called from its bright flame]
 
cannel or cannel
 
n
 
[C16: from northern English dialect cannel candle: so called from its bright flame]

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