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Definitions of charcoal

  1. Impure carbon prepared from vegetable or animal substances; esp., coal made by charring wood in a kiln, retort, etc., from which air is excluded. It is used for fuel and in various mechanical, artistic, and chemical processes. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Finely prepared charcoal in small sticks, used as a drawing implement. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. a stick of black carbon material used for drawing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a drawing made with charcoal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a very dark gray color Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Coal made by charring or burning wood under turf. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Coal made from wood by baking. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A black, porous substance, made by charring wood; nearly pure carbon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Coal made by charring wood. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Wood burnt into carbon, or made black all through like coal; animal charcoal, lamp-black derived from oils and fat; wood charcoal, from twigs and faggots; mineral charcoal or coke, from ordinary pit-coal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. very dark gray Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for charcoal

  1. The method most frequently employed was to prepare a core of mixed clay and charcoal or sand, which roughly reproduced the modelling of the mould into which it was introduced. – Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
  2. " It's charcoal he cried. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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