cannel coal

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cannel coal

(ˈkænəl) or


(Mining & Quarrying) a dull coal having a high volatile content and burning with a smoky luminous flame
[C16: from northern English dialect cannel candle: so called from its bright flame]
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can′nel coal`

(ˈkæn l)
an oily, compact coal that burns readily and brightly. Also called can′nel.
[1530–40; cannel, dial. form of candle]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cannel coal - a bituminous coal that burns with a luminous flame
bituminous coal, soft coal - rich in tarry hydrocarbons; burns readily with a smoky yellow flame
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