Coal-master

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coal-master the owner or lessee of a coalfield
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. col; cog. with Ice. kol, Ger. kohle.

Usage

In literature:

Now their aged faces were covered with shame, and every kind word from their master was a coal of fire burning on their heads.
"The Warden" by Anthony Trollope
Having mastered that coal-stove principle, they are going back to their native hills with black magic up their sleeves.
"The Iron Puddler" by James J. Davis
The master of the first booth in the row of wretched little stalls was humped with steaming breath over a brazier of glowing coals.
"The Ward of King Canute" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
This she placed under the room in which her master and mistress slept, laid a long train, and dropped a coal on it.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) The Conflict With Slavery, Politics and Reform, The Inner Life and Criticism" by John Greenleaf Whittier
This she placed under the room in which her master and mistress slept, laid a long train, and dropped a coal on it.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He says he was in the coal cellar when his master met his death.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
Master Brown filled the little tin foot stove with hot coals from the hearth; then he took his gun from its hook.
"The Child's World" by Hetty Browne, Sarah Withers, W.K. Tate
I was once in a house where the master always brought up the heavy evening water-cans and morning coal-scuttles for the maids.
"The Power of Womanhood, or Mothers and Sons" by Ellice Hopkins
My master had two place: one on Big Islan' an' on Coals Islan' in Beaufort County.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
It's that master Vane put powder among the coals to play me a trick.
"The Weathercock" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:


Mose is black and evil
And damns his luck
Driving Master Schwartz's
Big coal truck.
"Mose" by Sterling A Brown