Glance coal
Glance Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster]

Swift as the lightning glance. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse. [1913 Webster]

Dart not scornful glances from those eyes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. An incidental or passing thought or allusion. [1913 Webster]

How fleet is a glance of the mind. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

4. (Min.) A name given to some sulphides, mostly dark-colored, which have a brilliant metallic luster, as the sulphide of copper, called copper glance. [1913 Webster]

{Glance coal}, anthracite; a mineral composed chiefly of carbon.

{Glance cobalt}, cobaltite, or gray cobalt.

{Glance copper}, chalcocite.

{Glance wood}, a hard wood grown in Cuba, and used for gauging instruments, carpenters' rules, etc. --McElrath. [1913 Webster]


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  • Glance coal — Coal Coal (k[=o]l), n. [AS. col; akin to D. kool, OHG. chol, cholo, G. kohle, Icel. kol, pl., Sw. kol, Dan. kul; cf. Skr. jval to burn. Cf. {Kiln}, {Collier}.] 1. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glance-coal — glanceˈ coal noun Anthracite • • • Main Entry: ↑glance …   Useful english dictionary

  • glance coal — “ noun Etymology: translation of German glanzkohle, from glanz luster, shine + kohle coal : a hard lustrous coal; especially : anthracite * * * glance coal, any hard, lustrous coal, such as anthracite …   Useful english dictionary

  • glance-coal — n. Anthracite, hard coal, blind coal, stone coal, culm …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Glance — Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glance cobalt — Glance Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glance copper — Glance Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glance wood — Glance Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coal — (k[=o]l), n. [AS. col; akin to D. kool, OHG. chol, cholo, G. kohle, Icel. kol, pl., Sw. kol, Dan. kul; cf. Skr. jval to burn. Cf. {Kiln}, {Collier}.] 1. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coal basins — Coal Coal (k[=o]l), n. [AS. col; akin to D. kool, OHG. chol, cholo, G. kohle, Icel. kol, pl., Sw. kol, Dan. kul; cf. Skr. jval to burn. Cf. {Kiln}, {Collier}.] 1. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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