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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
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55
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  • Presently, instead of a furnace full of fire, I had a furnace full of egg coal.

    The Comforts of Home Ralph Bergengren

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