Bovey coal

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Bo´vey coal`

1.(Min.) A kind of mineral coal, or brown lignite, burning with a weak flame, and generally a disagreeable odor; - found at Bovey Tracey, Devonshire, England. It is of geological age of the oölite, and not of the true coal era.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.