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coal tar

n.
A viscous black liquid containing numerous organic compounds that is obtained by the destructive distillation of coal and used as a roofing, waterproofing, and insulating compound and as a raw material for many dyes, drugs, and paints.

coal tar

n
(Elements & Compounds) a black tar, produced by the distillation of bituminous coal, that can be further distilled to yield benzene, toluene, xylene, anthracene, phenol, etc

coal′ tar`


n.
a viscid black liquid obtained by distillation of coal, used in making dyes, drugs, and other synthetic compounds.
[1775–85]
coal′-tar`, adj.

coal tar

A thick, sticky, black liquid obtained by heating coal in the absence of air. It is used as a raw material for many dyes, drugs, and paints.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coal tar - a tar formed from distillation of bituminous coalcoal tar - a tar formed from distillation of bituminous coal; coal tar can be further distilled to give various aromatic compounds
tar, pitch - any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
naphthalene - a white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs
Translations

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The Coal Tar Maggie came sloshing into their midst with a light breeze astern, and they crowded on deck to see us.
We took no notice of the joking, but acted, after the manner of greenhorns, as though the Coal Tar Maggie required our undivided attention.
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Hardly had we finished the meal and washed the dishes, when a skiff ground against the Coal Tar Maggie's side, and heavy feet trampled on deck.
Didn't swipe it," Nicholas answered, meeting them on their own ground and encouraging the idea that we had stolen the Coal Tar Maggie.
It was beautifully calm, and in the brilliant white moonlight we watched them through our night glasses and told Charley of the voyage of the Coal Tar Maggie.
The relationship between the curing time and content of our model coal tar components is presented in Figure 6.
Coal tar, asbestos, cyanide, and arsenic are all classified as hazardous.
However, the chemical often used to preserve the wood, coal tar creosote, can present some problems.
Sir William Perkin discovered the first aniline dye in 1856, the first famous artificial color to be derived from the distillation of coal tar.
Coal tar epoxy, cycloaliphatic amine epoxy and novolac epoxy materials typically give good performance; they are listed here in order of increasing cost and increasing general chemical resistance.