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Definition of Charcoal

Charcoal

  1. Impure carbon prepared from vegetable or animal substances; esp., coal made by charring wood in a kiln, retort, etc., from which air is excluded. It is used for fuel and in various mechanical, artistic, and chemical processes.
  2. Finely prepared charcoal in small sticks, used as a drawing implement.

Charcoal Quotations

To cause the face to appear in a mass of flame make use of the following: mix together thoroughly petroleum, lard, mutton tallow and quick lime. Distill this over a charcoal fire, and the liquid which results can be burned on the face without harm.
Harry Houdini

Culinary tradition is not always based on fact. Sometimes it's based on history, on habits that come out of a time when kitchens were fueled by charcoal.
Alton Brown

Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.
Gunter Grass

Whether you are new to the scene or a long-time grillmaster, everyone has unique preferences when it comes to their cooking method of choice. From propane to charcoal to wood, people take their method of grilling quite seriously, and some argue quite passionately about the pros and cons of each method.
Homaro Cantu

I love using gas grills because they are easier to heat and it's much easier to control the flames with a gas grill than with a charcoal fire. Grilling is not just about lighting a fire.
Bobby Flay
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Charcoal Translations

charcoal in Dutch is dovekool, houtskool
charcoal in German is Holzkohle
charcoal in Latin is carbo
charcoal in Norwegian is trekull