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coal (the following are special uses)
1. “dead coal(s,” cinder(s, charred fuel Wint. V. i. 68, fig. John V. ii. 83 “the dead coal of wars” ; (hence, sing.) ashes Cor. IV. vi. 138.
2. “carry coals,” do dirty work, (hence) submit to insult H5 III. ii. 51 “I knew by that piece of service the men would carry coals,” Rom. I. i. 2.
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