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cannel coal

[kan-l] /ˈkæn l/
noun
1.
an oily, compact coal, burning readily and brightly.
Also called cannel.
Origin of cannel coal
1530-1540
1530-40; cannel from candle (dial. form)
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Examples from the Web for cannel
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  • "If I could no'but get a blink frae the cannel, I'd see what's atween them," thought Gubblum.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • When he said that, Mr. cannel wondered if he had reference to Deacon Hardhack.

    Winning His Way

    Charles Carleton Coffin
  • "I'll bring them to their trumps," he said, when Mr. cannel engaged him.

    Winning His Way

    Charles Carleton Coffin
  • Mr. cannel could find no one who was willing to teach the school.

    Winning His Way

    Charles Carleton Coffin
  • "I believe you," Mr. cannel replied, and started at once to see Paul.

    Winning His Way

    Charles Carleton Coffin
  • Mr. cannel did what he could to keep Paul in the choir, but the Deacon had carried the day.

    Winning His Way

    Charles Carleton Coffin
  • Deacon Hardhack saw what Mr. cannel was up to, and resolved to head him off.

    Winning His Way

    Charles Carleton Coffin
  • This consisted of a mountain in which there was an immense deposit of cannel coal.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • Locally they grade into cannel coal, with which they are genetically related.

  • cannel coal is a variety of bituminous that gives off much gas.

    The A B C of Mining Charles A. Bramble
British Dictionary definitions for cannel

cannel coal

/ˈkænəl/
noun
1.
a dull coal having a high volatile content and burning with a smoky luminous flame
Word Origin
C16: from northern English dialect cannel candle: so called from its bright flame
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