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coal gas

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Gas, coal, oil
coal gasˈcoal gas noun [uncountable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š TPGgas produced by burning coal, used especially for electricity and heating β†’ natural gas
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coal gasβ€’ I vividly recall the smell of damp wool and coal gas, which was unlike anything I'd experienced before.β€’ Murdock's investigations of coal gas were a direct result of his search for materials to preserve the bottom of ships.β€’ And the smell of coal gas forces residents to wear make-shift masks.β€’ He was also first in his use of coal gas for train lighting in 1862.β€’ Meanwhile the manager had started to put coal gas into the other, oxygen, bag.β€’ He was also the first person to use coal gas for lighting purposes.β€’ It was also while Murdock was living in Redruth that he started his experiments with coal gas.
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