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hard coal

Origin of hard coal
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • A month before he had sat and stared a hard-coal fire out of countenance in apprehension of falling in love with Phillida.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • Indoors the hard-coal burner made a tropical temperature, and glowed a warm orange from its isinglass sides.

  • The doctor and George Chapman sat beside the hard-coal heater, talking in low voices.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • Then there's the hard-coal enthusiasm that will burn steadily and faithfully by the hour.

    Quiet Talks on Service S. D. Gordon
  • A hard-coal fire burned redly in the grate, and the dying sunset poured its last splendors through a huge square window.

    Mrs. Darrell Foxcroft Davis
British Dictionary definitions for hard-coal

hard coal

another name for anthracite Compare soft coal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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