Definition of Coal tongs

1. Noun. Tongs for taking hold of burning coals.

Exact synonyms: Fire Tongs
Generic synonyms: Fire Iron, Pair Of Tongs, Tongs
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coal Tongs

coal house
coal industry
coal mine
coal miner
coal miner's lung
coal mines
coal oil
coal scuttle
coal seam
coal shovel
coal tar
coal tar naphtha
coal tars
coal tit
coal tongs (current term)
coal worker's pneumoconiosis
coalbed methane

Literary usage of Coal tongs

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1. Nature's teachings: human invention anticipated by nature by John George Wood (1877)
"The Axe.—The Woodpecker and the Nuthatch.— The Ivory-billed Woodpecker.—Grasping Tools.—Pincers and their' Modifications.—Sugar-tongs and Coal-tongs. ..."

2. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"d bras, tongs with ends curved like arms, as for holding a crucible. — d charbon, charcoal tongs; coal tongs. — à coupelles, cupel tongs. ..."

3. The Cuisine: Containing Household Cooking Recipes Prepared Under the by An eminent French chef, Van Cott, A.B., & Company, Chicago (1872)
"... Steel Snuffers, Ivory Cheese Scoops, Plated Dessert Knives, Copper Coal Scoops, Egg Spoons, coal tongs, French Feather Dusters, Ivory Carvers and Forks, ..."

4. A Text-book of Physics by Silas Ellsworth Coleman (1911)
"Tweezers, coal tongs, sugar tongs, and scissors are examples. In certain applications of the lever the advantage secured is a gain of speed and distance, ..."

5. The Elements of Physics by Silas Ellsworth Coleman (1906)
"Tweezers, coal tongs, sugar tongs, and scissors are examples. With all except the last the effort is necessarily greater than the resistance. (Why ?) FIG. ..."

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