fuel packaged to be used in small cans for heating, as with chafing dishes or in portable stoves.
Also, canned music. Prerecorded sound effects that can be played repeatedly, as in That canned laughter doesn’t make his jokes any funnier, or Canned music is greatly reducing the number of musical jobs available. O. Henry had the term in his story, Cabbages and Kings (1903): “We’ll export canned music to the Latins.” Canned laughter […]
an oily, compact coal, burning readily and brightly. Historical Examples Mrs. Red Pepper Grace S. Richmond A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6 Various Winning His Way Charles Carleton Coffin The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith Winning His Way Charles Carleton Coffin Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th […]
an oily, compact coal, burning readily and brightly. Historical Examples A World Apart Samuel Kimball Merwin The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth A Practical Treatise on Gas-light Fredrick Accum The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood noun a dull coal having a high volatile content and burning […]