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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

When the Industrial Revolution started, the amount of carbon sitting underneath Britain in the form of coal was as big as the amount of carbon sitting under Saudi Arabia in the form of oil, and this carbon powered the Industrial Revolution, it put the 'Great' in Great Britain, and led to Britain's temporary world domination.
David J. C. MacKay

In reality, studies show that investments to spur renewable energy and boost energy efficiency generate far more jobs than oil and coal.
Jeff Goodell

Burning carbon-based substances like oil, gas, and especially coal, produces billions of tons of extra carbon dioxide each year. Methane gas from cows and pigs and other animals on our large farms ends up in the atmosphere as well, trapping more of the sun's energy as heat.
Bill Nye
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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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