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coal hod

a small pail for carrying coal; a coal scuttle.
Origin of coal hod
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The warlike Sam remained sitting disconsolately in the coal-hod; his instructions suggested no means of extrication.

  • He is tired and cross, and doesn't want to sling ashes nor bang a coal-hod.

    The Golden Censer John McGovern
  • They've put Mother's picture in a coal-hod for safety, and the coal-hod is sitting on the bookcase.

  • Then Maximina would wait till it had cooled a little, pick it up in her fingers, and toss it into the coal-hod.

    Maximina Armando Palacio Valds
  • Well, then, I'd pick up that coal-hod and make believe play for a spell.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • If Zebedee was worth a cool million, I might wear a coal-hod on my head, if I chose, with perfect impunity.

  • The round, smooth coals that Dicky discovered in the coal-hod made a pair of expressive black eyes.

    Maida's Little Shop Inez Haynes Irwin
  • I used to get awful tired filling the coal-hod and lugging it over to the stove.

    Maida's Little Shop Inez Haynes Irwin
  • To our poor, racked frames a coal-hod would not have suggested more discomfort.

    As Seen By Me Lilian Bell
  • Fanny opened the coal-hod, intending to put fresh coals on the dying fire; but, to her distress, found that the hod was empty.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade

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