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Coal tar   /koʊl tɑr/   Listen
Coal tar

A tar formed from distillation of bituminous coal; coal tar can be further distilled to give various aromatic compounds.

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"Coal tar" Quotes from Famous Books

... down to the mouth of the Tiger's Trap so soon as you've strewed some fagots ready for lighting in the sheds. When you get to the Trap, tell the gunner to take a gang of hands and give that battery a good coat of coal tar, plug the vents of the guns, and bury carriages and all in the sand beside the magazine. Tell him to destroy the powder, and pitch overboard all he can't conceal; and let him bear a hand about it, for we shall sail with the last of ...
— Captain Brand of the "Centipede" • H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise

... portion of the roof on the south side can be raised when it is desirable to harden off the plants in spring. The foundation is of wood, locust posts being used, with boards nailed upon both sides and coated with coal tar. The house is forty one feet long and sixteen feet wide, and is heated by a tank constructed as follows: brick piers are built three feet apart on which are laid common blue flag stones six feet long and two feet ...
— Woodward's Graperies and Horticultural Buildings • George E. Woodward

Words linked to "Coal tar" :   naphthalene, tar, pitch

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