cannel coal

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Corrupted from candle coal.


cannel coal ‎(uncountable)

  1. 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.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.