white coal

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white coal

n
(General Engineering) water, esp when flowing and providing a potential source of usable power
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Recent drilling has also been carried out in the proposed Q-Pit areas to the north of Chatree, where resource definition drilling is currently being completed.
So, what looks like a circular dip in the ground is revealed as a 'Q-pit', where white coal was produced by warming logs in an earthen kiln, prior to the Industrial Revolution.
Before the long day of waiting in the dreary church hall was over, my mother and I were lodged with Mrs Cully, a widow in an old terraced house with a lavatory in the back yard, much like what we were accustomed to back home at 53 George Street in the Q-pit area of Felling.