One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A building used for storing coal.
- ‘A neighbour, who had found it in a skip, minus hands, glass, and other vital components, had left it in Martin's coalhouse as a present.’
- ‘In addition, there is a coalhouse and boiler house located off a small courtyard that can be accessed from the kitchen or the garden.’
- ‘Faulty cabling around their meter, situated in a coalhouse under the stairs, caught fire, and only swift action by Sarah saved the house from being badly damaged.’
- ‘There is a walled concrete courtyard with a garage, boilerhouse and coalhouse to the back.’
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