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wood coal

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noun
  1. brown coal; lignite.
  2. charcoal.
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Origin of wood coal

First recorded in 1645–55
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Examples from the Web for wood coal

Historical Examples

  • He stood up, casting his bit of wood-coal on the cloth before him.

    The Maid-At-Arms

    Robert W. Chambers

  • For in the wood-coal a great deal of the hydrogen still remains.

    Town Geology

    Charles Kingsley


British Dictionary definitions for wood coal

wood coal

noun
  1. another name for lignite, charcoal
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