Sea-coal facing
Sea coal Sea" coal` Coal brought by sea; -- a name by which mineral coal was formerly designated in the south of England, in distinction from charcoal, which was brought by land. [1913 Webster]

{Sea-coal facing} (Founding), facing consisting of pulverized bituminous coal. [1913 Webster]


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