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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Example sentences for cannel
Cannel coal usually occurs at the top or bottom of other coals.
He was the first to patent the process of distilling this cannel coal into kerosene.
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