Blind-coal

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Blind-coal non-bituminous coal
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. blind; Ice. blindr.

Usage

In literature:

The stinging flakes blinded him; the coal-black night engulfed him.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
They had burrowed in holes in the cellars, and endeavored to blind the eye of pursuit by coverings of barrels, or lumber, or wood, or coal.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
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In poetry:

She bolted the big round window,
She let the blinds unroll,
She set a match to the mantle,
She covered the fire with coal.
"Death In Leamington" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

A preliminary report on a southeast Ohio coal mine rail car collision that injured five men indicates a dispatcher error and a blind spot were factors in the crash.
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