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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Origin of coke oven
First recorded in 1830–40
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Historical Examples of coke oven
The old form of coke-oven was called the bee-hive on account of its shape.Checking the Waste
Mary Huston Gregory
Some descriptions of gas-tar indeed differ very much more than coke-oven tar from pure coal-tar, viz.