"coals" Definition

  1. “to haul (or pull) over the COALS,” to take to task, to scold. Supposed by Jamieson to refer to the ordeal by fire. To “take one’s coals in,” is a term used by sailors to express their having caught the venereal disease. It means that they have gotten that which will keep them hot for a good many months.

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Position in the dictionary: 689 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: cobbing, cock, cock and bull story, cock of the walk, cock one’s toes, cock-a-hoop, cock-a-wax, cock-and-hen-club, cock-and-pinch, cock-eye
Previous words in the dictionary: coal, coach-wheel, coach, cly-faker, cly, clump, club, clover, clout, cloud

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