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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

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

Low-cost, high-grade coal, oil and natural gas - the backbone of the Industrial Revolution - will be a distant memory by 2050. Much higher-cost remnants will still be available, but they will not be able to drive our growth, our population and, most critically, our food supply as before.
Jeremy Grantham

The average life expectancy of a celebrity is 20 years less than someone working in a coal mine.
Moby
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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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