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Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

Carbon-rich mineral deposit formed from the remains of fossil plants. These are deposited initially as peat, but burial and increase in temperatures at depth bring about physical and...

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coal

Duncan Murchison.

in The Oxford Companion to the Earth

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 2006 words.

Coal is an important fossil fuel. As with ‘oil’, ‘coal’ is an umbrella term encompassing a wide range of fuels

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coals

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 89 words.

carry coals to Newcastle to provide a commodity already in abundant supply; the expression ‘as common as coals from Newcastle’ is recorded from the early 17th century, and ‘carry coals to...

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coal

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 137 words.

coals to Newcastle something brought or sent to a place where it is already plentiful. Coal from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northern

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coal

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 25 words.

A solid fossil fuel that is burnt providing heat and energy. Coal is usually a black combustible mineral formed about

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coal

Miquel Porta and John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 185 words.

A *fossil fuel, coal is the end product of fossilization of dead vegetable matter. Hard black *anthracite

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coal

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 185 words.

A fossil fuel, coal is the end product of fossilization of dead vegetable matter. Hard black anthracite occurs in

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Coal

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 2606 words.

Coal continues to be an important energy and industrial resource. To make the coal industry sustainable, new technologies must address the emissions and poor coal utilization...

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Coal

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1245 words.

Coal, a readily combustible sedimentary rock, fueled the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century. It was burned for heat to generate the steam that powered locomotives...

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coal

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 149 words.

barcarole, bole, bowl, cajole, coal, Cole, condole, console, control, dhole, dole, droll, enrol (US enroll), extol, foal,

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coal

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 149 words.

barcarole, bole, bowl, cajole, coal, Cole, condole, console, control, dhole, dole, droll, enrol (US enroll), extol, foal,

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coal

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 946 words.

Coal has been mined in Britain since at least Roman times. Those coalfields which had seams near the surface have

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Coal

D. Hawkins.

in The Oxford Companion to Global Change

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 3176 words.

Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel and is distributed broadly across the world. It has fueled the rise of

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coals

Overview page.

Carry coals to Newcastle to provide a commodity already in abundant supply; the expression ‘as common as coals from Newcastle’ is recorded from the early 17th century, and ‘carry coals to...

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coal

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

Carbon-rich mineral deposit formed from the remains of fossil plants. These are deposited initially as peat, but burial and increase in temperatures at depth bring about physical and...

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coal

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 114 words.

A carbon-rich mineral deposit formed from the remains of fossil plants. These are deposited initially as *peat, but burial and increase in temperatures at depth bring about physical and...

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coal

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 113 words.

Carbon-rich mineral deposit formed from the remains of fossil plants. These are deposited initially as *peat, but burial and increase in temperatures at depth bring about physical and...

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coal

Edited by Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

April 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 306 words.

A brown or black carbonaceous deposit derived from the accumulation and alteration of ancient vegetation, which originated largely in swamps or other moist environments. As the vegetation...

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coal

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 295 words.

A brown or black carbonaceous deposit derived from the accumulation and alteration of ancient vegetation, which originated largely in swamps or other moist environments. As the vegetation...

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coal

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 294 words.

A brown or black carbonaceous deposit derived from the accumulation and alteration of ancient vegetation, which originated largely in swamps or other moist environments. As the vegetation...

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Coal Supply

Michael Stuart Clark and John F. Beeler.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 2681 words.

This entry contains two subentries: Coal Export, Naval Coaling Stations

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