Albertite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Albertite ăl"bẽrt*īt (Min) A bituminous mineral resembling asphaltum, found in the county of Albert, New Brunswick.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n albertite A hydrocarbon, pitch-like in appearance, and related to asphaltum, but not so fusible nor so soluble in benzine or ether. It fills a fissure in the lower carboniferous rocks at the Albert mine in New Brunswick. It is used in the manufacture of illuminating gas, and of illuminating and lubricating oils. Also called Albert coal.
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Usage

In literature:

Before he reached the barber shop he realized that the dream of the Prince Albertites had come true.
"The River's End" by James Oliver Curwood
ALBERTITE, an asphaltic hydrocarbon compound, a soft black material, obtained in Canada.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Albert Mining Co. Albertite Pr.
"The Story of the Great Fire in St. John, N.B., June 20th, 1877" by George Stewart
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