wood coal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wood coal a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air
    • n wood coal intermediate between peat and bituminous coal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All the coal, oil, gas, and wood on Earth would only keep the Sun burning for a few days.
    • Wood coal charcoal; also, lignite, or brown coal.
    • Wood coal See Lignite.
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Usage

In literature:

I suppose the combustion of wood, coals, and other substances, that contain carbon.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Since they were needed, however, it was well to take them in and to consider them as belonging with the wood and coal.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
Five feet of wood or plant may produce about one foot of bituminous coal, or six-tenths of a foot of anthracite.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
The rooms were all heated with fireplaces, where wood was burned, and coal was never seen.
"A Boy's Town" by W. D. Howells
By burning wood or coal.
"Harper's Young People, June 15, 1880" by Various
He rose and threw wood on the coals of last night's fire, cooked and ate in silence, and rode away.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
She picked out the coal and rubbish, laid in paper and splinters and wood; now how to kindle it?
"Opportunities" by Susan Warner
Flee from the cruel hands, flee from the knife and coal, Lie hid in the deeps of the woods, Rua, sire of my soul!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 14 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
In the cellar were coal and wood, two whole hams, a pair of chickens, and a turkey.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Here they saw the coals and wood which had been deposited there by the conspirators, to conceal the barrels of gunpowder.
"Guy Fawkes" by Thomas Lathbury
He rose from his couch, seated himself before a bright wood fire, and looked intently into the coals.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 2" by Various
On the other side of the room let there be an open wood or coal fire.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get the wood-axe, or the coal-hammer.
"Under Padlock and Seal" by Charles Harold Avery
Wood converted into a kind of coal.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Kindling is wood and coal is tonny.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
And what else is a burning Coal than red hot Wood?
"Opticks" by Isaac Newton
Supplies of wood and coal were also carted.
"Abandoned" by Jules Verne
How's your supply of wood and coal for the winter, Granny?
"The Year When Stardust Fell" by Raymond F. Jones
Beyond this, the old wood and coal shed has been transformed into the studio.
"Remodeled Farmhouses" by Mary H. Northend
A railway requires coal and wood for fuel.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
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In poetry:

Little loads of stove wood,
Little jags of coal,
Make our pocket books look sick,
And put us in the hole.
"Rursery Rhymes" by Abner Cosens

In news:

Eastern Illinois U is testing a new campus steam plant designed to burn wood chips, rather than coal.
Wood-Burning Power Worse For Environment Than Coal.
Fort Drum, NY, Aug 07, 2012 — Governor Andrew Cuomo was at Fort Drum yesterday, where he toured an idled coal plant that is being converted to produce power using wood biomass .
Cigarettes are the major cause worldwide, but other sources are important in developing countries, especially smoke from indoor fires that burn wood, coal, straw or dung for heating and cooking.
There are plenty of pizza places in the Greater Cleveland area, but in this neck of the woods coal -fired pies are a rare option.
There are plenty of pizza places in the Greater Cleveland area, but in this neck of the woods coal-fired pies are a rare option.
Whether baked over coal or wood, topped with clams, eggs, or plain ol' cheese, we deliver the best pizza in the county.
As a result of this decision, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is planning to convert some of its coal-fired power plants to burning wood pellets exclusively, which is expected to create huge demand for wood pellets right across Canada.
State Ports Authority has proposed to build facilities to handle wood pellets made from Eastern North Carolina timber resources and shipped to Europe, where utility companies are moving away from burning coal.
Chicken halves cook over wood coals at the Porky-N-Beans booth during the 24th Annual BBQ Round Up on Thursday, June 21, 2012, in southeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The exhaust from diesel-fueled vehicles, wood fires and coal-driven power stations contains small particles of soot that flow out into the atmosphere.
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