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coal

1 noun MIN substancegual masc1a lump of coal cnap guailthe coal industry tionscal an ghuail 2 noun piece of coalaibhleog fem  c m usmeachóid fem2  c m usméaróid fem2  c m ua burning coal fell out on the floor thit aibhleog dhearg amach ar an urlárthe meat was roasted over hot coals róstadh an fheoil ar thine dhearg, róstadh an fheoil ar an ngríosachthe smell of burning coals boladh guail ag dó, boladh tine ghuail

coaling

1 noun supplying with coalcoaling dock duga guail 2 noun IND mining coalbaint guailmianadóireacht guail
phrases

black as coal

chomh dubh le picchomh dubh le tóin an photachomh dubh le poll mónathe night was black as coal bhí an oíche chomh dubh le pic, bhí an oíche dubh dorchashe had hair as black as coal bhí a cuid gruaige chomh dubh leis an airne

to carry coals to Newcastle

(BRITAIN)bheith ag breith liúdar go Toraighbheith ag tabhairt cloch go Conamarabheith ag cuimilt saille ar thóin na muice méithe

to haul sb over the coals

(also

to rake sb over the coals

US) íde béil a thabhairt do dhuinean cloigeann a ithe de dhuinehe was raked over the coals for being late tugadh íde béil dó faoi bheith mall, tugadh íde na muc agus na madraí dó faoi bheith deireanach

to rake over the coals of sth

seanchairteacha a tharraingt anuasbheith ag cuimhneamh na bhfaltanasbheith ag baint fola as seanchneá

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