What does the word coal mean?

Usage examples for coal

  1. In the first place, coal will not give out for a long, long time. – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  2. When they were in their room again she put the boy to bed, for there was no fire and no coal to make one. – The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  3. Yes, I do: he has run on to light a fire where we found the coal, so as to cook some of the meat. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn