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Industry experts put the turnaround down to the strong rebound in coal and iron ore prices. The Sun (2016)The squad requested today's jerseys be embroidered with details after they visited the former coal mining village. The Sun (2016)To return coal mining jobs to West Virginia would mean erecting massive barriers to imports. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Watch him talk about coal at tinyurl. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We were given a piece of fish with coal oil and burnt lettuce juice. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their bodies have still not been recovered because of a fire burning in a coal seam. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sometimes it feels like my childhood world was made entirely of coal tar. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Generation of electricity from coal plants is far more dangerous than nuclear. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Would measures to make coal mining safer benefit coal miners? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The review is likely to focus on a revival of nuclear power and clean coal technology. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The tobacco was burning down and the coals had turned to ash. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)The streets were crammed with people walking on hot coals or lying on nails. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Think about the wood and the coal. The Sun (2015)The outlook for iron ore and coal looks less promising. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The government has been encouraging people to use wood rather than gas and coal as domestic fuel. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Neither is likely to be squeamish about investing in coal. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The gases can be caused by burning fossil fuels such as oil and coal. The Sun (2009)The obsessive desire to stop burning coal has overwhelmed common sense. The Sun (2016)Coal tar fills your lungs and your head. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The mining of gold and silver was not essentially different from the mining of coal and iron. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)The bigger item is more efficient power generation and coal and gas procurement. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Most existing gas, coal and nuclear plants as well as new gas plants will bid. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Light the charcoal and heat until the coals are white-hot. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We learnt that you don't need oil or coal to make electricity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Cheap gas replacing coal, thanks to fracking. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'coal'
British English: coal /kəʊl/ NOUN
Coal is a hard black substance taken from underground and burned as fuel.
Gas is cheaper than coal.
- American English: coal
- Arabic: فَحْم
- Brazilian Portuguese: carvão
- Chinese: 煤
- Croatian: ugljen
- Czech: uhlí
- Danish: kul
- Dutch: steenkool
- European Spanish: carbón mineral
- Finnish: hiili polttoaineena käytettävä
- French: charbon
- German: Kohle
- Greek: κάρβουνο
- Italian: carbone
- Japanese: 石炭
- Korean: 석탄
- Norwegian: kull
- Polish: węgiel minerał
- European Portuguese: carvão
- Romanian: cărbune
- Russian: уголь
- Spanish: carbón
- Swedish: kol
- Thai: ถ่านหิน
- Turkish: kömür
- Ukrainian: вугілля
- Vietnamese: than đá
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