Stone coal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stone coal hard coal; mineral coal; anthracite coal.
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Usage

In literature:

Boys climbed up and looked through these windows and threw stones and coal in at Horatio, who huddled in a corner.
"The Arkansaw Bear" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Yesterday evening he had gone over on the Stone-Coal to look at Daniel Coopman's cattle.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
Stone Coal creek, origin of name, 121.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
Mifflin, to ignite a pile of stone coal.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
The district contains a number of coal-mines and stone-quarries.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
The heart of stone was quite broken in her; the fiery will fallen from flame to coal.
"Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)" by Julia Ward Howe
Stones, beams, iron bars, coals were all mixed up together in heterogeneous confusion, as if a volcano had vomited them out.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
If the coal lies against the sandstones it carries away clear, but in some places it brings down stone and rubbish with it.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Coal, lime and building stone are abundant in the neighbourhood.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Different kinds of stone were also employed, and occasionally a piece of coal.
"Rambles in an Old City comprising antiquarian, historical, biographical and political associations" by S. S. Madders
The country around is barren, the soil consisting of coal, stone and slate.
"Bartholomew Sastrow" by Bartholomew Sastrow
The time sped swiftly away, and soon the coal was all out and most of the stone ballast in.
"The Log of a Sea-Waif" by Frank T. Bullen
Stone-coal exists in large bodies at Florissant, and in various places on the Osage river.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Chief exports are coal, stone, woollen goods and machinery; imports, butter, fruit, indigo, logwood, timber and wool.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
Jehovah thundered, and the Highest gave forth his voice, hail-stones and coals of fire.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)" by Max Duncker
They had dug a hole in the ground, which they lined with flat stones, so as to form a kind of oven; this they heated with coals.
"Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk" by John Ross Browne
The country yields stone coal and gypsum.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Objects of coal, bone, shell, or stone, had been placed with nearly all of them.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson
Meanwhile, we heat a bunch of stones in the coals of a fire.
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey
The cakes were mixed with eggs and flour and baked on a hot flat stone in the heat of the coals.
"A Little Girl in Old St. Louis" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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In poetry:

From the corn field and the factory,
To the coal-belt's hollow zone;
From the cellars of the city,
To the mountain's quarried stone.
"Our Warning" by Ernest Jones
'Tis an awkward thing to play with souls,
And matter enough to save one's own:
Yet think of my friend, and the burning coals
He played with for bits of stone!
"A Light Woman" by Robert Browning
"I work, you say, on minds, and hearts, and souls,
Alas, 'tis true, but what can e'er atone
For dry, mechanic thought, and lifeless coals,
Which light not up, but turn the intellect to stone?
"The Teacher" by Thomas Frederick Young

In news:

BIG STONE GAP, Va.—The honking of horns was deafening along US Highway 23 in southwest Virginia on Saturday, where hundreds of people stretched out along the four-lane road to show their support for coal.
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In science:

This is some 30 times less than the conventional gain of energy from combustion of oil and stone coal.
Formulation of thermodynamics for the glassy state: configurational energy as a modest source of energy
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