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bright coal

coal consisting of alternating layers of clarain and vitrain. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It gave the modest meal a delightfully homey air, their isolation and the bright coal fire.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Kathleen sat down in front of a bright coal fire, and leaned her curly head back against the easy-chair.

    Kathleen's Diamonds Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • The light of a bright coal from a wood fire, and the light of a red-hot iron, do it likewise, but not at so great a distance.

  • The Messenger did as the little girl bade him, and then he lifted one small, bright coal from the fire, and put it in his lantern.

    Tell Me Another Story Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  • A bright coal fire burned in the wide, steel bars of the grate, and diffused a lazy, luxurious warmth through the large apartment.

  • He leaned over the sill at a perilous angle, the bright coal of his pipe spilling comet-wise to the area-way below.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • There was a bright coal fire in the stove, and the khidmatgar put the kettle upon it.

  • "Stop there," said Brownlee, creeping along by himself a little further, and sitting on his heels opposite a wall of bright coal.

    Charlie Scott Unknown
  • The three young people had the drawing-room, with its bright coal fire, to themselves.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens

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