an oily, compact coal, burning readily and brightly.
- Also called cannel.
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How to use cannel coal in a sentence
Use wood for fuel if possible; if not, the softest of cannel-coal.The Art of Entertaining | M. E. W. Sherwood
cannel coal is a variety of bituminous that gives off much gas.The A B C of Mining | Charles A. Bramble
In Liverpool, gas from cannel coal is supplied at the low price of 3s.Great Facts | Frederick C. Bakewell
This retort is used in Manchester and some other places, in general for the distillation of cannel, or Scotch parrot coal.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
The bituminous shale produces a very good gas, and it is used partly to supply the place of cannel or parrot coal.
British Dictionary definitions for cannel coal
a dull coal having a high volatile content and burning with a smoky luminous flame
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