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Definition: Blind coal
, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind,
Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.]
1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect
or by deprivation; without sight.
He that is strucken blind can not forget
The precious treasure of his eyesight lost. --Shak.
2. Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of
intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or
judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects.
But hard be hardened, blind be blinded more,
That they may stumble on, and deeper fall. --Milton.
3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
This plan is recommended neither to blind
approbation nor to blind reprobation. --Jay.
4. Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to
a person who is blind; not well marked or easily
discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path;
a blind ditch.
5. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
The blind mazes of this tangled wood. --Milton.
6. Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall;
open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
7. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind
passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
8. (Hort.) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as,
blind buds; blind flowers.
, an alley closed at one end; a cul-de-sac.
, an axle which turns but does not communicate
, one of the insects apt to fly against people,
esp. at night.
(Zo["o]l.), a species of catfish (Gronias nigrolabris
), nearly destitute of eyes, living in caverns
, coal that burns without flame; anthracite coal.
, Blind window
, an imitation of a door or
window, without an opening for passage or light. See
or Blank window
, under Blank
(Mining), a level or drainage gallery which has
a vertical shaft at each end, and acts as an inverted
(Bot.), dead nettle. See Dead nettle
(Gunnery), a shell containing no charge, or one
that does not explode.
, the side which is most easily assailed; a weak
or unguarded side; the side on which one is least able or
disposed to see danger. --Swift.
(Zo["o]l.), a small, harmless, burrowing snake,
of the family Typhlopid[ae]
, with rudimentary eyes.
(Anat.), the point in the retina of the eye
where the optic nerve enters, and which is insensible to
, in bookbinding and leather work, the
indented impression of heated tools, without gilding; --
called also blank tooling
, and blind blocking
, a wall without an opening; a blank wall.
(k[=o]l), n. [AS. col; akin to D. kool, OHG. chol,
cholo, G. kohle, Icel. kol, pl., Sw. kol, Dan. kul; cf. Skr.
jval to burn. Cf. Kiln
1. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited,
fragment from wood or other combustible substance;
2. (Min.) A black, or brownish black, solid, combustible
substance, dug from beds or veins in the earth to be used
for fuel, and consisting, like charcoal, mainly of carbon,
but more compact, and often affording, when heated, a
large amount of volatile matter.
Note: This word is often used adjectively, or as the first
part of self-explaining compounds; as, coal-black; coal
formation; coal scuttle; coal ship. etc.
Note: In England the plural coals is used, for the broken
mineral coal burned in grates, etc.; as, to put coals
on the fire. In the United States the singular in a
collective sense is the customary usage; as, a hod of
Age of coal plants
. See Age of Acrogens
, under Acrogen
or Glance coal
. See Anthracite
. See under Bituminous
. See under Blind
or Brown Lignite
. See Lignite
, a bituminous coal, which softens and becomes
pasty or semi-viscid when heated. On increasing the heat,
the volatile products are driven off, and a coherent,
grayish black, cellular mass of coke is left.
, a very compact bituminous coal, of fine
texture and dull luster. See Cannel coal
(Geol.), a layer or stratum of mineral coal.
, a structure including machines and machinery
adapted for crushing, cleansing, and assorting coal.
(Geol.), a region in which deposits of coal
occur. Such regions have often a basinlike structure, and
are hence called coal basins
. See Basin
, a variety of carbureted hydrogen, procured from
bituminous coal, used in lighting streets, houses, etc.,
and for cooking and heating.
, a man employed in carrying coal, and esp. in
putting it in, and discharging it from, ships.
(a) Strata of coal with the attendant rocks.
(b) A subdivision of the carboniferous formation, between
the millstone grit below and the Permian formation
above, and including nearly all the workable coal beds
of the world.
, a general name for mineral oils; petroleum.
(Geol.), one of the remains or impressions of
plants found in the strata of the coal formation.
. See in the Vocabulary.
To haul over the coals
, to call to account; to scold or
. See Lignite