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King James Dictionary
1. A piece of wood, or other combustible substance, ignited, burning, or charred. When burning or ignited, it is called a live coal, or burning coal, or coal of fire. When the fire is extinct, it is called charcoal.
2. In the language of chimists, any substance containing oil, which has been exposed to a fire in a close vessel, so that its volatile matter is expelled, and it can sustain a red heat without further decomposition.
3. In mineralogy, a solid, opake, inflammable substance, found in the earth, and by way of distinction called fossil coal. It is divided by recent mineralogists into three species, anthracite or glance coal, black or bituminous coal, and brown coal or lignite under which are included many varieties, such as cannel coal, bovey coal, jet, &c.
1. To burn to coal, or charcoal to char.
2. To mark or delineate with charcoal.
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Entry for 'Coal'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/c/coal.html.