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 Meanings and Examples of CHARCOAL
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charcoal
 n.  a stick of black carbon material used for drawing; a very dark gray color
Classic Sentence:
1  Obscene sketches roughly sketched with charcoal could be distinguished upon them.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI—THE WILD MAN IN HIS LAIR
2  The hovel was completely illuminated, as it were, by the reflection from a rather large sheet-iron brazier standing in the fireplace, and filled with burning charcoal, the brazier prepared by the Jondrette woman that morning.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVII—THE USE MADE OF MARIUS' FIVE-FRANC PIECE
3  A breath of air which made its way in through the open pane, helped to dissipate the smell of the charcoal and to conceal the presence of the brazier.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVII—THE USE MADE OF MARIUS' FIVE-FRANC PIECE
4  Their faces are black because they work in charcoal.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XIX—OCCUPYING ONE'S SELF WITH OBSCURE DEPTHS
5  This was scrawled in charcoal on the wall.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER I—HISTORY OF CORINTHE FROM ITS FOUNDATION
6  That was called charcoal: and it had burned quietly as the fellow had swung it gently and had given off a weak sour smell.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 1
7  His last phrase, sour smelling as the smoke of charcoal and disheartening, excited Stephen's brain, over which its fumes seemed to brood.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
8  Some Malays were crouching by a little charcoal stove, playing with bone counters and showing their white teeth as they chattered.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
9  The Saracens produced from their baskets a quantity of charcoal, a pair of bellows, and a flask of oil.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
10  There have been two murders, a vitriol-throwing, a suicide, and several robberies brought about for the sake of this forty-grain weight of crystallised charcoal.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
11  The black canopy of night hung less than a yard above the glow of the charcoal.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXI
12  His brown morose face with frowning brows was clearly visible by the glow of the charcoal.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XV
Example Sentence:
1  They make the charcoal by burying wood in the ground and then slowly burning it.