Stone-coal

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stone-coal mineral coal, as opposed to charcoal: any hard coal, anthracite
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stán; Ger. stein, Dut. steen.

Usage

In literature:

Suspend the ribs across two stones between which you have allowed a fire to die down to coals.
"The Mountains" by Stewart Edward White
Then "stone coal" (the petrified trees of prehistoric times) was used.
"The Story of Mankind" by Hendrik van Loon
And did he study such merely from broken stones and pieces of coal, from twigs and weeds in his painting-room?
"Great Pictures, As Seen and Described by Famous Writers"
The steamboats said they would have no more Harley coal; it was stones and slates, they said.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Then of a sudden she felt the stones burning her as though they had been red-hot coals.
"News from the Duchy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Unassisted man can do that: and unhelped common causes can generate stone and coal.
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
He had, however, heard of stone coal, and thought perhaps this might be a lump of that substance.
"Derrick Sterling" by Kirk Monroe
Even the introduction of ice-cream, and stone coal as fuel, and grates was within the memory of our elders.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
Gold, silver, iron, copper, coal, and every variety of stone are included in our geological wealth.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
She broiled it by laying it on hot coals or hot stones.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
Well supplied with stone quarries and coal banks.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
Finally, the most important, perhaps, of all, it was demonstrated that an admixture of stone-dust with the coal-dust made it non-inflammable.
"Marvels of Scientific Invention" by Thomas W. Corbin
He loathed this union which was a union of a paving stone and of a burning coal.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel" by Charles de Coster
Great Britain is a country rich in other minerals than iron-stone and coal.
"Knowledge is Power:" by Charles Knight
The town has considerable river traffic, consisting chiefly of coal, copper and stone.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
Iron is as cheap here in the ground, so are coal and stone, as any place on earth.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Political" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Trade is in horses from the Morvan, cattle, coal, iron, wood and stone.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 10" by Various
The heart of stone was quite broken in her, the fiery life fallen from flame to coal.
"Life Without and Life Within" by Margaret Fuller
The country yields stone coal and gypsum.
"The American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
The country yields stone coal and gypsum.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
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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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