• WordNet 3.6
    • v coke become coke "petroleum oils coke after distillation"
    • n coke street names for cocaine
    • n Coke Coca Cola is a trademarked cola
    • n coke carbon fuel produced by distillation of coal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1894 the first big Coke sign was found on the side of a building located in Cartersville, Georgia, and still exists today
    • n Coke Mineral coal charred, or depriver of its bitumen, sulphur, or other volatile matter by roasting in a kiln or oven, or by distillation, as in gas works. It is lagerly used where smokeless fire is required.
    • v. t Coke To convert into coke.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Coupons were introduced in 1894 when Asa Candler bought the Coca-Cola formula for $2,300 and gave people coupons that he had written out to receive a free glass of coke
    • n coke The solid product of the carbonization of coal, bearing the same relation to that substance that charcoal does to wood. It is an important article in metallurgy, since few bituminous coals can be used for the manufacture of iron without having been first coked. The coking coals, as, they are called, are bituminous, and such as contain but a small percentage of water. Hence the coals as recent as the Tertiary—brown-coals or lignites—rarely furnish coke; that is, the material left behind after the bituminous or volatile matter has been driven off is a powder, and not the coherent somewhat vesicular substance to which the name of coke is given. The nature of the difference between coking and non-coking coals has not yet been fully made out, and it is stated on good authority that some coal which cokes readily when first mined does not do so after having been exposed to the atmosphere, if only for a few days. The use of coke dates certainly as far back as the middle of the seventeenth century. Its preparation was formerly known as charking or charring, and the word was often, and is still occasionally, written coak.
    • coke To convert (coal) into coke.
    • coke To become coke; be convertible into coke: as, a coking coal.
    • coke Sometimes spelled coak.
    • n coke A Middle English form of cook.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Annually, approximately 46 millions Cokes, five million pounds of french fries, and seven million hamburgers are consumed at Walt Disney World Resort
    • n Coke kōk a form of fuel obtained by the heating of coal in confined spaces whereby its more volatile constituents are driven off
    • v.t Coke to make into coke
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  • William Shakespeare
    “Lord Bacon told Sir Edward Coke when he was boasting, The less you speak of your greatness, the more shall I think of it.”
  • Helena Bonham Carter
    Helena Bonham Carter
    “I drink a lot of Diet Coke and belch. I've been known to use the f word.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. akin to cake, n


In literature:

Mainly he says he drifts around through the coke oven and glass works district, where all the Polackers and other dagoes work.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
"Notes and Queries, Number 183, April 30, 1853" by Various
Coke, therefore, is composed of carbon, with some earthy and saline ingredients.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
The lawyers, from Coke down to our own time, give both days, the natural and artificial, as legal days.
"Notes and Queries, Number 207, October 15, 1853" by Various
The Cokes had been settled for many generations in the county of Norfolk.
"Notes and Queries, Number 213, November 26, 1853" by Various
Of course, all stoves with coal or coke, or similar fuel were out of the question, being hard to light, dusty when lighted, and dirty to clean.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
In March 1594 it was at last understood that Coke was to be attorney-general.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
The Gaslight and Coke Company's works at Beckton are in the parish, and also extensive rubber works.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Opposite Popham sat the Attorney-General, Sir Edward Coke, who conducted the trial.
"Raleigh" by Edmund Gosse
Blackstone had it not, nor Lord Coke, nor Selden.
"Coronation Anecdotes" by Giles Gossip

In poetry:

Nor Coke nor Salkeld he regards,
But gets into the House,
And soon a judge's rank rewards
His pliant votes and bows.
"Extent of Cookery" by William Shenstone
Yes, I am the bloke what shovelled the coke
On the whaler, Lally-ma-Loo;
And the gallant soul what scuttled the coal
Is the same that's talking to you.
"What Ho! She Blows!" by Wallace Irwin
I blew the 'Fall In' and some of them fell out,
Then the sergeant, a well spoken bloke,
He shouted, "What company are you in?"
So I told him... "The Gas, Light and Coke!"
"The Trumpeter" by Billy Bennett
His eyeball it gleamed like a furnace of coke;
He boldly inflated his clothes as he spoke;
He daringly felt for the corks on his chest,
And he recklessly tightened the belt at his breast.
"Brave Alum Bey" by William Schwenck Gilbert
There's the old rocking chair and the kid's rocking horse,
And rock cakes like carbonised coke.
There's a famous rock salt and the Rock of Gibralt,
And the rock that you're on when you're broke.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
I am glad that you have come, Arthur, from the dusty town;
You must throw aside your cares, And relax your legal frown.
Coke and Littleton, avaunt! You have ruled him through the day;
In this quiet, sylvan haunt, Be content to yield your sway.
"The Confession" by Horatio Alger Jr

In news:

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Final run for historic Coke bottle.
Kahne keeps Hendrick rolling with Coke win.
Coke 's Last Frontier.
Man tosses coke while fleeing police.
Government giving Coke to designated drivers.
Diet Coke and Mentos guys launch 'Manifesto' with New York publisher.
Posts Tagged ' Coke .
Things Go Better With Coke .
Ring stashed meth, coke , cash.
Pepsi, Coke don't pose cancer risk, regulators say.
Coke Consolidated division likes Peel N' Tear label.
My Coke Rewards will give you 100 bonus points when you enter five 12-pack codes.
Border seizures net $4 million in coke .
CNE fried treat too hot for Coke .

In science:

For example, the rear of a modern Formula 1 car is tightly tapered between the rear wheels, rather like the neck and shoulders of a coke-bottle.
Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics
For example, suppose there are n households who want a soft drink at lunch today in Alice’s restaraunt, but are indifferent as to whether it is a Pepsi or a Coke, or even how much is one and how much is the other.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
But suppose Alice has only l < n cans of Coke available and n − l cans of Pepsi.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
Schillinger, Proposed combination of CAD data and discrete tomography for the detection of coking and lubricants in turbine blades or engines, Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics 20 (2005) 493-499.
Stability results for uniquely determined sets from two directions in discrete tomography
Schillinger, Proposed combination of CAD data and discrete tomography for the detection of coking and lubricants in turbine blades or engines, Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics 20 (2005) 493-499.
On the difference between solutions of discrete tomography problems