Coal field


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coal field (Geol) a region in which deposits of coal occur. Such regions have often a basinlike structure, and are hence called coal basins. See Basin.
    • Coal field (Geol) See under Coal.
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In literature:

Know where the great coal fields are situated and whether the use of coal is increasing, and if so at what rate.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
What do you know of the coal fields at Wyanoke?
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
The new device spread rapidly through the whole Tyneside coal-field.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
Ahead lay that grey, brooding North, that vast coal-field whose output had made us masters of the world.
"Aliens" by William McFee
One of the most celebrated in England is that called the "ninety-fathom dike," in the coal-field of Newcastle.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Lomas was the "closest" employer in the north central coal-field, and the richest.
"The Secret of the League" by Ernest Bramah
The coal-field of Palencia, a continuation of that of Oviedo, is in course of development by the Northern Railway Company.
"Spain" by Wentworth Webster
There are extensive coal fields, and gold has been found near Tete and Senna.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
There are inexhaustible coal deposits and natural gas and oil fields, as yet unknown in extent or production.
"Canada West 1914" by Unknown
In the church there was nobody, everything else represented a field of coal and ashes.
"Caucasian Legends" by A. Goulbat
For this the great coal field of Pennsylvania will afford the earliest facilities.
"The American Quarterly Review" by Various
Another highly valuable field of Mesozoic coal is now being extensively worked on Vancouver Island.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell
The future was assured by the vast coal-fields just opening up.
"The Son of his Father" by Ridgwell Cullum
Fuel, I explained, was very expensive so far from the coal-fields.
"My Little Sister" by Elizabeth Robins
Canada to the coal-field of Michigan.
"The Chain of Life in Geological Time" by Sir J. William Dawson
Possessed of the richest coal fields in the world, she holds the destiny of the nations in her hands.
"The Coming of Coal" by Robert W. Bruere
The importance of this coal field to the interests of Peru and La Salle can scarcely be over estimated.
"The History of Peru" by Henry S. Beebe
Rich coal fields, in the immediate neighborhood, furnish fuel for domestic and manufacturing purposes at merely nominal prices.
"Cruisings in the Cascades" by George O. Shields
Do you know how soon the coal fields of the world are likely to be exhausted, or how the speed of a moving train may be told?
"Magic" by Ellis Stanyon
It is his rays that lie buried in the vast coal fields beneath the earth.
"Lectures on Ventilation" by Lewis W. Leeds

In poetry:

From the corn field and the factory,
To the coal-belt's hollow zone;
From the cellars of the city,
To the mountain's quarried stone.
"Our Warning" by Ernest Jones
The man who mighty mergers planned,
And oil and coal kinglike controlled,
With field-glasses in failing hand
Spies downy nestlings five days old,
With joy he could not buy for gold.
"Bird Watcher" by Robert W Service

In news:

Field hearing in Abingdon discusses impact of environmental regulations on coal industry .
THE rumble of change is being heard in the coal fields of America.
The EPA found that the company's practice of mixing fly ash - a coal-combustion by-product - with oil-field brine resulted in the discharge.
Allow me to narrow the field: Go to the two-week-old Trillium , located across the street from Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria.
Owners of a proposed railroad serving southeastern Montana's coal fields have applied to the federal government to build an 83-mile line carrying up to 20 million tons of fuel annually.
Capturing Springs' coal plant exhaust could boost oil fields.
Carbon dioxide captured at Colorado coal plant s could boost waning oil fields in Texas, if Colorado Springs' Neumann Systems Group proves it can economically pull the gas from smokestacks.
Carbon dioxide captured at Colorado coal plants could boost waning oil fields in Texas, if Colorado Springs' Neumann Systems Group proves it can economically pull the gas from smokestacks.
Australia's biggest coal seam gas field, prompting calls for halting expansion of hydraulic fracturing until scientists can determine whether it might be contributing to climate change.
Woes in Virginia coal fields, energy policy move to fore in US Senate race.
Cover page for the online photo album from KET's Electronic Field Trip to a Coal Mine.
As we recently reported, Pizarchik is a controversial figure whose nomination was protested by many coal-field activists in his home state of Pennsylvania.