Coal Sack


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Coal Sack

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(Astronomy) a dark nebula in the Milky Way close to the Southern Cross
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Large pans, some of them cracked and more of them broken; empty boxes bound with iron, of the same sort as those I had seen the workmen bringing in at the front gate; old coal sacks; a packing-case full of coke; and a huge, cracked, mouldy blacksmith's bellows--these were the principal objects that I observed in the lumber-room.
This stretch of the Milky Way starts at the tail of Scorpius (far left) and glides up through Crux and the Coal Sack (center) to the Carina Nebula and beyond.
The tricks that a more usual stand-up comic might come up with has very little to do with Doddy, who breaks the surface of convention, in order to transport his audience to his own extraordinary realm where privies are still in use at the bottom of the garden, and coalmen carry sacks of coal into the house (Doddy got confused with the "ears" on the coal sack and carried the coal horse in by mistake!).
"The caller caught it in a coal sack then took it to her neighbour who tipped it into a cat basket.
As Alun hangs up his heavy coal sack for the last time, may we all wish him a long and happy retirement and a big Thank You for all the years of hard work that has brought warmth for so many.
His belt was a frayed piece of string, his shoes missing a right, and his coat was made up of three jackets stitched together and an old coal sack.
What provoked me during the short visit I made to Kuwait this week, and prompted me to carry this 'coal sack' that is the crisis and which will end up dirtying my hands however I shall hold it, is the fact that some attacked the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
This image also includes one of the stars of the Southern Cross as well as part of the huge dark cloud of the Coal Sack.A new image taken with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the cluster and its rich surroundings in all their multicolored glory.
When the wain passed near our home, which was always some shack on the tracks, we tossed our coal sack off and just jumped.
We first see him preparing for the funeral of his deceased dog, carrying it in a coal sack. He later carries the dog's replacement, a cat, in a basket for the rest of the play.
The Coal Sack, the black gap in the Milky Way close to the Southern Cross, was familiar to many writers.
Grasping the heavy coal sack, O'Flaherty strode quickly but calmly across the courtyard, toward a narrow gap in the SS lines through which the actual coal workers had passed.