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coaling station

noun
1.
a place at which coal is supplied to ships, locomotives, etc.
Origin of coaling station
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • It gives a coaling station for his fleet on the shore of your life.

    Quiet Talks on Prayer S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
  • Moreover Singapore, which is the coaling station for all vessels bound to and from China, is but two days distant by steamer.

    On the Equator Harry de Windt
  • The Monroe Doctrine, excluding his empire from even a coaling station in this hemisphere, is to the Kaiser a perpetual nightmare.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • This is an important military and coaling station, which perhaps explains much.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • "And now I can tell you the name of the coaling station and of the protectorate that came afterward," he said.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • I would hate to be called a coaling station if I were Port Said, even by me.

    The Rulers of the Mediterranean Richard Harding Davis
  • Next day this squadron approached Port Stanley, intending, it was said, to occupy it as a coaling station.

  • Then it became a coaling station, a supply store, a half-way town, and an ocean post-office.

  • The unregenerated heart has been called a playground, and a coaling station for the headmaster of all villainies.

    Is the Devil a Myth? C. F. Wimberly
  • On our left was a long strip of land—the depot and coaling station of the Vanderbilt Steamship Company.

    In the Footprints of the Padres Charles Warren Stoddard

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