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bonebreakerLammergeir Lam"mer*geir, Lammergeier Lam"mer*gei`er, n. [G.
l["a]mmergeier; lamm, pl. l["a]mmer, lamb + geier vulture.]
A very large vulture (Gypa["e]tus barbatus), which inhabits
the mountains of Southern Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa.
When full-grown it is nine or ten feet in extent of wings. It
is brownish black above, with the under parts and neck rusty
yellow; the forehead and crown white; the sides of the head
and beard black. It feeds partly on carrion and partly on
small animals, which it kills. It has the habit of carrying
tortoises and marrow bones to a great height, and dropping
them on stones to obtain the contents, and is therefore
called bonebreaker and ossifrage. It is supposed to be
the ossifrage of the Bible. Called also bearded vulture
and bearded eagle. [Written also lammergeyer.] Coal breakerCoal Coal, n. [AS. col; akin to D. kool, OHG. chol, cholo, G.
kohle, Icel. kol, pl., Sw. kol, Dan. kul; cf. Skr. jval to
burn. Cf. Kiln, Collier.]
1. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited,
fragment from wood or other combustible substance;
2. (Min.) A black, or brownish black, solid, combustible
substance, dug from beds or veins in the earth to be used
for fuel, and consisting, like charcoal, mainly of carbon,
but more compact, and often affording, when heated, a
large amount of volatile matter.
Note: This word is often used adjectively, or as the first
part of self-explaining compounds; as, coal-black; coal
formation; coal scuttle; coal ship. etc.
Note: In England the plural coals is used, for the broken
mineral coal burned in grates, etc.; as, to put coals
on the fire. In the United States the singular in a
collective sense is the customary usage; as, a hod of
Age of coal plants. See Age of Acrogens, under Acrogen.
Anthracite or Glance coal. See Anthracite.
Bituminous coal. See under Bituminous.
Blind coal. See under Blind.
Brown coal, or Lignite. See Lignite.
Caking coal, a bituminous coal, which softens and becomes
pasty or semi-viscid when heated. On increasing the heat,
the volatile products are driven off, and a coherent,
grayish black, cellular mass of coke is left.
Cannel coal, a very compact bituminous coal, of fine
texture and dull luster. See Cannel coal.
Coal bed (Geol.), a layer or stratum of mineral coal.
Coal breaker, a structure including machines and machinery
adapted for crushing, cleansing, and assorting coal.
Coal field (Geol.), a region in which deposits of coal
occur. Such regions have often a basinlike structure, and
are hence called coal basins. See Basin.
Coal gas, a variety of carbureted hydrogen, procured from
bituminous coal, used in lighting streets, houses, etc.,
and for cooking and heating.
Coal heaver, a man employed in carrying coal, and esp. in
putting it in, and discharging it from, ships.
Coal measures. (Geol.)
(a) Strata of coal with the attendant rocks.
(b) A subdivision of the carboniferous formation, between
the millstone grit below and the Permian formation
above, and including nearly all the workable coal beds
of the world.
Coal oil, a general name for mineral oils; petroleum.
Coal plant (Geol.), one of the remains or impressions of
plants found in the strata of the coal formation.
Coal tar. See in the Vocabulary.
To haul over the coals, to call to account; to scold or
Wood coal. See Lignite.
Housebreaker House"break`er, n.
One who is guilty of the crime of housebreaking.
Jaw breakerJaw Jaw, n. [A modification of chaw, formed under the
influence of F. joue the cheek. See Chaw, Chew.]
(a) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form
the framework of the mouth.
(b) Hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and
(c) In the plural, the mouth.
2. Fig.: Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or
action; esp., pl., the mouth or way of entrance; as, the
jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.
(a) A notch or opening.
(b) A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an
object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car
pedestal. See Axle guard.
(b) One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable
towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing
anything between them, as, the jaws of a vise, or the
jaws of a stone-crushing machine.
4. (Naut.) The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a
half circle so as to move freely on a mast.
5. Impudent or abusive talk. [Slang] --H. Kingsley.
Jaw bit (Railroad), a bar across the jaws of a pedestal
underneath an axle box.
Jaw breaker, a word difficult to pronounce. [Obs.] LawbreakerLawbreaker Law"break`er, n.
One who disobeys the law; a criminal. -- Law"break`ing, n.
Nutbreaker Nut"break`er, n. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The European nuthatch.
(b) The nutcracker.
PeacebreakerPeacebreaker Peace"break`er, n.
One who disturbs the public peace. -- Peace"break`ing, n.
Trucebreaker Truce"break`er, n.
One who violates a truce, covenant, or engagement.
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