an oven for the conversion of coal into coke by heating the coal in the absence of air so as to distill the volatile ingredients.
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How to use coke oven in a sentence
Some descriptions of gas-tar indeed differ very much more than coke-oven tar from pure coal-tar, viz.
Coonskin converted some shelves into kindling, and soon the little stove was roaring like a coke oven.On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck | R. Pitcher Woodward
The waste heat of a coke oven is well adapted for this purpose.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
A blacksmith's shed had been added in the course of time, and a brick coke oven.The Three Black Pennys | Joseph Hergesheimer
We'll let my little coke oven roast all night and in the morning I'll know a great deal more than I do now.Camp Venture | George Cary Eggleston