One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- old-fashioned term for coal gas
- ‘There was a fairish stage, and boxes, pit and gallery, and as soon as practicable illumination was by town gas.’
- ‘The conversion of coal to coke made cheaper iron ore smelting possible and simultaneously produced town gas, used from the early 19th cent. for lighting.’
- ‘In the 1960s, when breathing gas from domestic ovens was the most common method of committing suicide, the lowering of carbon monoxide levels in town gas led to a fall of a third in the overall suicide rate.’
- ‘Twelve million people all over the country - mainly working class families - are not yet connected to town gas and rely on butane gas bottles for cooking and heating.’
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