coak
Coke Coke, n. [Perh. akin to cake, n.] 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. [Written also {coak}.] [1913 Webster]

{Gas coke}, the coke formed in gas retorts, as distinguished from that made in ovens. [1913 Webster]


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  • Coak — (k[=o]k), n. See {Coke}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coak — Coak, n. 1. (Carp.) A kind of tenon connecting the face of a scarfed timber with the face of another timber, or a dowel or pin of hard wood or iron uniting timbers. [Also spelt {coag}.] [1913 Webster] 2. A metallic bushing or strengthening piece… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coak — Coak, v. t. (Carp.) To unite, as timbers, by means of tenons or dowels in the edges or faces. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coak — coak·um; coak; …   English syllables

  • coak — I. obsolete variant of coke II. ˈkōk noun ( s) Etymology: probably from (assumed) Old North French coque notch, from Latin coccum excrescence on a tree, berry of the scarlet oak (whence Old French …   Useful english dictionary

  • coak — /kohk/, n. Carpentry. 1. (in a scarf joint) a tenon in one member fitting into a corresponding recess of the other. 2. a dowel through overlapping timbers to prevent one from sliding across the other. [1785 95; of uncert. orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • coak — noun a) a wooden dowel b) the brass bearing in the sheave of a block …   Wiktionary

  • coak — n. (Carpentry) type of tenon that connects the face of a scarfed timber with the face of another timber; dowel of hard wood or iron that connects timbers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Coak's Buildings —    North out of Stoney Lane, between Middlesex Street and Gravel Lane. In Portsoken Ward (O.S. 25 in. ed. 1880).    Former names : Cook s Buildings (Lockie, 1810 Elmes, 1831). Black Lyon Yard (Rocque, 1746 Horwood, 1799). Black Lion Yard (Strype …   Dictionary of London

  • coag — Coak Coak, n. 1. (Carp.) A kind of tenon connecting the face of a scarfed timber with the face of another timber, or a dowel or pin of hard wood or iron uniting timbers. [Also spelt {coag}.] [1913 Webster] 2. A metallic bushing or strengthening… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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