- Between conventional jobs such as teaching and editing books, Michener traveled with Spanish bullfighters, worked on a coal barge in the Mediterranean and collected folk songs near Scotland.
- A freight barge, especially one for carrying coal on the Tyne River in England.
- The barge was loaded up with coal.
- We need to replenish our stocks of coal.
- She piled on more coal before the fire go out.
- I add the coal on the flame continuously.