The solid residue of impure carbon obtained from bituminous coal and other carbonaceous materials after removal of volatile material by destructive distillation. It is used as a fuel and in making steel.
(Figuratively) A small amount of something, such as an idea, that has the potential to become something greater, just as a spark can start a fire.
An association of positive qualities with a widely recognized name, as of a product line or celebrity:
A material such as wood, coal, gas, or oil burned to produce heat or power.
A shiny black, hard, metamorphic coal that contains a low percentage of volatile matter and burns with a smokeless flame
(Uncountable) The wood of this tree.
A carbon copy.
Waste from anthracite coal mines, consisting of fine coal, coal dust, and dirt.
A small, glowing piece of coal or wood, as in a dying fire.
A hydrocarbon fuel, such as petroleum, coal, or natural gas, derived from the accumulated remains of ancient plants and animals and used as fuel. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases generated by burning fossil fuels are considered to be one of the principal causes of global warming.
(Chiefly British) Something admirable or first-rate.
(Countable) A type or grade of bituminous coal.
A mixture of small pieces of coal, coal dust, and dirt left from the screening of coal
A dark-brown to black solid substance formed from the compaction and hardening of fossilized plant parts in the presence of water and in the absence of air. Carbonaceous material accounts for more than 50 percent of coal's weight and more than 70 percent of its volume. Coal is widely used as a fuel, and its combustion products are used as raw material for a variety of products including cement, asphalt, wallboard and plastics.
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