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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

People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
Bill Gates

I know many married men, I even know a few happily married men, but I don't know one who wouldn't fall down the first open coal hole running after the first pretty girl who gave him a wink.
George Jean Nathan
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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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