cannel coal
noun Etymology: probably from English dialect cannel candle, from Middle English candel Date: 1594 a bituminous coal containing much volatile matter that burns brightly

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  • Cannel coal — Cannel coal, also known as candle coal, is a type of coal, also classified as terrestrial type oil shale, with a large amount of hydrogen, which burns easily with a bright light and leaves little ash.Cannel coal consists of micrinites, macerals… …   Wikipedia

  • Cannel 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

  • cannel (coal) — or cannel [kan′əl] n. 〚< ? candle coal〛 a compact variety of bituminous coal that was formed chiefly from spores and burns with a bright, steady flame * * * …   Universalium

  • cannel (coal) — or cannel [kan′əl] n. [< ? candle coal] a compact variety of bituminous coal that was formed chiefly from spores and burns with a bright, steady flame …   English World dictionary

  • cannel (coal) — or cannel [kan′əl] n. [< ? candle coal] a compact variety of bituminous coal that was formed chiefly from spores and burns with a bright, steady flame …   English World dictionary

  • Cannel coal — Can nel coal [Corrupt. fr. candle coal.] A kind of mineral coal of a black color, sufficiently hard and solid to be cut and polished. It burns readily, with a clear, yellow flame, and on this account has been used as a substitute for candles.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cannel coal — /kan l/ an oily, compact coal, burning readily and brightly. Also called cannel. [1530 40; cannel from CANDLE (dial. form)] * * * ▪ fossil fuel       type of hydrogen rich, sapropelic coal characterized by a dull black, sometimes waxy lustre. It… …   Universalium

  • cannel coal — noun a bituminous coal that burns with a luminous flame • Hypernyms: ↑bituminous coal, ↑soft coal * * * cannel coal see cannel n.2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • cannel coal — n nonbanded coal in which the liptinite is predominantly sporinite. DISCUSSION Transitions between cannel and boghead, that is, coals containing both types of liptinite, are also known. Microscopic examination is essential for differentiation of… …   Coke&Coal Terminology

  • cannel coal — can′nel coal [[t]ˈkæn l[/t]] n. min an oily, compact coal that burns readily and brightly. Also called can′nel • Etymology: 1530–40; cannel, dial. form of candle …   From formal English to slang

  • cannel coal — /ˈkænəl koʊl/ (say kanuhl kohl) noun a compact coal containing much volatile matter which burns readily and brightly. Also, cannel. {apparently for candle coal} …   Australian English dictionary

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