Cannel-coal definition

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A compact variety of bituminous coal that was formed chiefly from spores and burns with a bright, steady flame.
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A kind of mineral coal of a black colour, sufficiently hard and solid to be cut and polished, and formerly burned as a substitute for candles.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of cannel-coal - canal-coal, candle-coal

Origin of cannel-coal

  • Corrupted from candle coal.

    From Wiktionary