egg coal

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noun

anthracite in sizes ranging from 2.44 to 3.25 inches (8 to 8 cm), intermediate between broken coal and stove coal.
bituminous coal in sizes ranging from 1.5 to 4 inches (4 to 10 cm).

Nearby words

  1. egg and spoon race,
  2. egg apparatus,
  3. egg case,
  4. egg cell,
  5. egg cluster,
  6. egg cream,
  7. egg cup,
  8. egg foo yung,
  9. egg in your beer,
  10. egg membrane

Origin of egg coal

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

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