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Definition of Coal

Coal

  1. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or other combustible substance; charcoal.
  2. A black, or brownish black, solid, combustible substance, dug from beds or veins in the earth to be used for fuel, and consisting, like charcoal, mainly of carbon, but more compact, and often affording, when heated, a large amount of volatile matter.
  3. To burn to charcoal; to char.
  4. To mark or delineate with charcoal.
  5. To supply with coal; as, to coal a steamer.
  6. To take in coal; as, the steamer coaled at Southampton.

Coal Quotations

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Buddha

There is an urgent need to stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, dramatically reduce wasted energy, and significantly shift our power supplies from oil, coal, and natural gas to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources.
Bill McKibben

We must not let ourselves be swept off our feet in horror at the danger of nuclear power. Nuclear power is not infinitely dangerous. It's just dangerous, much as coal mines, petrol repositories, fossil-fuel burning and wind turbines are dangerous.
David J. C. MacKay

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office.
Harrison Ford

Natural gas obviously brings with it a number of quality-of-life environmental benefits because it is a relatively clean-burning fuel. It has a CO2 footprint, but it has no particulates. It has none of the other emissions elements that are of concern to public health that other forms of power-generation fuels do have: coal, fuel oil, others.
Rex Tillerson
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Coal Translations

coal in Afrikaans is steenkool
coal in Danish is kul
coal in Dutch is kool, steenkool
coal in Finnish is hiili
coal in French is charbon
coal in German is Steinkohle, Kohle, Kohle
coal in Italian is carbone
coal in Latin is carbo
coal in Norwegian is kull
coal in Swedish is stenkol, kol (sten-)
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