In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1carbón masculineas black as coal — negro como el carbón
- before noun coal bin / (British) bunker — carbonera
- coal cellar — carbonera
- coal dust — polvillo de carbón
- coal fire — fuego de / a carbón
- coal industry — industria del carbón
- coal merchant — carbonero
- coal pit — mina de carbón
- coal seam — veta de carbón
- Every now and then the two firemen would shovel coal in to the boilers.
- China has introduced a tax on high-sulphur coals, and in Beijing established 40 ‘coal-free zones’.
- And it offers tax credits for alternative fuels, including wind power and clean coal.
- The plant burns lignite coal from the Maritsa Iztok mining complex and produces a large amount of sulphur dioxide.
- I went to a bad state school in a coal mining town in Australia.
- Coal bed methane is a type of natural gas found in underground coal seams.
- This increase was in line with a growing demand for coal, especially as coal was used for fuel for steam vessels.
- Surface mining began in the United States in the late eighteenth century, when farmers and others dug coal from exposed coal seams on hillsides and stream banks.
- And then there is the mystery of coal prices going up in global markets.
- The breathing of coal and rock dust causes black lung, the common name given to the lung diseases pneumoconiosis and silicosis.
- A monument to mark Ingleton's coal mining heritage was officially unveiled this week.
- Nine coal miners have been rescued following more than three days trapped underground.
- New owners exploited coal reserves more actively and sought markets within and beyond their localities.
- Other members of the committee wanted to build nothing more than a horse-drawn railway to bring cheap coal to York.
- Wind energy simply cannot employ as many people as the coal industry currently does.
- Bituminous coal is found in seams of varying thicknesses.
- Burning brown coal, using new technologies, is effective and environmentally acceptable.
- How many people burn coal on open fires?
- Notice that the lower coal seam has vertical trees jutting out of it.
- Thus, an industrially valuable coal seam requires special conditions to accumulate.
- I would often dream of steering that train or even shovelling coal into its boilers.
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