haul or rake or drag over the coals
The city has immense coal piers.
Coal is found in the ground, too.
Near the city are valuable coal mines, and there is one within the city limits.
Among later additions were gunmounting stores, boiler shop, boat sheds, canteen, coal stores, &c., together with a double dock 750 ft.
In my time too; the war brought some money in and coal was getting dug so's there was jobs.