Gas coke
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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  • Gas coke — Gas Gas (g[a^]s), n.; pl. {Gases} (g[a^]s [e^]z). [Invented by the chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.] 1. An a[ e]riform fluid; a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • gas coke — noun : coke made in a gas retort as distinguished from that made in a coke oven * * * gas coke, coke produced from bituminous coal for use in the home …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gas — (g[a^]s), n.; pl. {Gases} (g[a^]s [e^]z). [Invented by the chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.] 1. An a[ e]riform fluid; a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Gas coal — Gas Gas (g[a^]s), n.; pl. {Gases} (g[a^]s [e^]z). [Invented by the chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.] 1. An a[ e]riform fluid; a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • coke — coke1 cokelike, coky, adj. /kohk/, n., v., coked, coking. Chem. n. 1. the solid product resulting from the destructive distillation of coal in an oven or closed chamber or by imperfect combustion, consisting principally of carbon: used chiefly as …   Universalium

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