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egg coal

noun
1.
anthracite in sizes ranging from 2.44 to 3.25 inches (8 to 8 cm), intermediate between broken coal and stove coal.
2.
bituminous coal in sizes ranging from 1.5 to 4 inches (4 to 10 cm).
Origin of egg coal
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism
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  • My gifts do not run to the care of a horse and an egg-coal fire.

    Dwellers in Arcady Albert Bigelow Paine

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