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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Coal-box a box for holding coal
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. col; cog. with Ice. kol, Ger. kohle.


In literature:

She of the almost faultless waist and fashion-plate divine rests on a coal-box.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893" by Various
They kept the music box, and I have got to carry in coal to get money enough to buy my chum a new music box.
"Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa 1883" by George W. Peck
In those days the cars were heated by stoves, and near each stove was a large coal-box.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Here, for the first time, we saw coals, and in great quantity; the boats on which they are carried, are long, square flat-bottomed boxes.
"Travels in France during the years 1814-1815" by Archibald Alison
At the Rue Pettion billet he escaped the "coal box" that entered the next room in which Captain McGregor slept.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
To his intense satisfaction Ralph found that a coal box rested under the clouded-glass window of the office looking into the hallway.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
A small box-stove, reddened in patches by the burning coals within, shed warmth throughout the room.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
Her head had struck the sharp angle of the coal box.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
He knew that they were utterly unfit to ride out a storm, being nothing more than great oblong boxes, loaded nearly to their gunwales with coal.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
Bosche was dropping large "coal boxes" all along our supports.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
He couldn't get up, and we lowered him in a coal-box with a runner; that's a single line.
"Careers of Danger and Daring" by Cleveland Moffett
One morning I was hugging the wall of the trench as close as I could stick, when a "coal box" burst near by.
"The Black Watch" by Scout Joe Cassells
Balancing the sink on one side of the stove is the fuel-box, containing a quarter of ton of coal.
"Household Organization" by Florence Caddy
The best thing for you is to hopen the old coal-box hover there and count hout what's left of that ten thousand.
"McAllister and His Double" by Arthur Train
I expect it is behind the coal-box.
"A Safety Match" by Ian Hay
There, Sim, bring in the coals, put them in that wooden box there.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 1. No 1, June 1850" by Various
For anthracite coal the form of the furnace is changed, giving a longer grate and shallower fire-box.
"Illustrated Catalogue of Locomotives" by Matthew Baird
The coal box at (1) has a lining that prevents the iron from burning out.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
The body was packed into a box, and placed in a coal-house in the passage until an opportunity occurred for taking it to Surgeon's Square.
"The History of Burke and Hare" by George Mac Gregor
He cleaned and shook his grates without coaching, heaving the coal well back in the fire-box.
"The Yazoo Mystery" by Irving Craddock

In poetry:

I crawled along the kitchen floor,
And got some coal out of the box,
And drew black pictures on the walls,
And wiped my fingers on my socks.
"The Naughty Day" by Fay Inchfawn

In news:

AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS John Drury, president of the Mauch Chunk Museum, holds a display box of packets of anthracite coal.
The event box is being sponsored by the El Dorado School District's Stop Prescription Abuse Youth Coal.