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coaling station

a place at which coal is supplied to ships, locomotives, etc.
Origin of coaling station
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Next day we set forth in the ship's boats to survey the German coaling-station in the bight of the harbour.

    Savage Island Basil C. Thomson
  • Mohacz is celebrated for two tremendous battles in the past, and for a fine cathedral, a railway and a coaling-station at present.

  • St. Lucia's special arch was of coal, token of the colony's importance as a West Indian coaling-station.

  • The United States did not want the islands for the sake of ruling them, but they wanted a coaling-station at Tutuila.

  • The officials thought the United States was looking for a coaling-station.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • It was ceded to the English by the sultan, and is principally valuable as a coaling-station, though it has a considerable trade.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • A few miles out there is a coaling-station, and at that time they were building the chutes.

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