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Coal

anthracite

noun

a type of very hard coal

briquette

noun

a lump of coal dust that has been pressed together, used for example as fuel for barbecues

coal

noun

a hard black substance that is dug from the ground and burned as fuel to provide heat

coal

noun

a piece of coal, especially when it is burning

coke

noun

a solid black substance similar to coal that people burn to produce heat

lignite

noun

a soft dark brown type of coal

smokeless

adjective

producing little or no smoke

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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