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coaling station

a place at which coal is supplied to ships, locomotives, etc.
Origin of coaling station
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It gives a coaling station for his fleet on the shore of your life.

    Quiet Talks on Prayer S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
  • Moreover Singapore, which is the coaling station for all vessels bound to and from China, is but two days distant by steamer.

    On the Equator Harry de Windt
  • This coal is in the neighborhood of Portage Bay, where there is a good harbor and a coaling station.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • I would hate to be called a coaling station if I were Port Said, even by me.

    The Rulers of the Mediterranean Richard Harding Davis
  • This is an important military and coaling station, which perhaps explains much.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • The unregenerated heart has been called a playground, and a coaling station for the headmaster of all villainies.

    Is the Devil a Myth? C. F. Wimberly
  • Then it became a coaling station, a supply store, a half-way town, and an ocean post-office.

  • "And now I can tell you the name of the coaling station and of the protectorate that came afterward," he said.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • On our left was a long strip of land—the depot and coaling station of the Vanderbilt Steamship Company.

    In the Footprints of the Padres Charles Warren Stoddard
  • The recent working of important coalfields near Durban has increased its value as a port and coaling station.

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