anthracite coal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anthracite coal a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Anthracite coal that which does not flame when kindled
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. col; cog. with Ice. kol, Ger. kohle.

Usage

In literature:

Anthracite coal strike, 1903, 174.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
I had never before heard of moral influence, stones, or anthracite coal.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
I must tell you that this coal is bituminous, and not anthracite.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Coal, anthracite, discovered, II.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Anthracite coal occurs in folded and metamorphic rocks.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
A lady once told me that she could never raise plants in her parlors on account of the gas and anthracite coal.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
Government ownership of railroads, telegraphs, and of the anthracite coal mines, should be favored.
"The Arena" by Various
It is interesting to know that a Belgian company has perhaps the largest anthracite coal mine in Servia.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
His smokiness turned from a soft coal to an anthracite hue, and he went off his feed.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
Yesterday two tons of Northern anthracite coal in this city sold for $500 per ton, to a church!
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
It is a good thing to be able to be rid, as we now may be, of dirty anthracite or other coal in our houses.
"1931: A Glance at the Twentieth Century" by Henry Hartshorne
Anthracite coal in Pennsylvania is subjected to breaking between toothed rollers and an elaborate system of screening, before it is fit for sale.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Production of both anthracite and bituminous coal amounted to less than 400,000 tons in 1970.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The chemical composition of some typical anthracites is given in the article COAL.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Semi-anthracite coal exists in commercial quantities, so far as yet discovered, only at Comptroller Bay.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
His features were well formed, but anthracite coal is not blacker than his complexion.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The coal of the Castlecomer basin is anthracite, and the most productive portions of the bed are in the centre of the basin at Castlecomer.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
The art of baking with anthracite, (or any other mineral coal,) can only be acquired by practice.
"Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book" by Eliza Leslie
Considerable deposits of coal exist, both anthracite and bituminous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
Both banks are lined with railways, which bring the anthracite coal from the mines down to tidewater.
"America, Volume I (of 6)" by Joel Cook
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In news:

Employees of Lehigh Anthracite Coal (L. A.C.) in Tamauqua and Coaldale donated many new toys for the Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League's (SCMCL) Toys For Tots campaign.
A pile of hard anthracite coal sits outside the D & D Anthracite Coal Co.
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS John Drury, president of the Mauch Chunk Museum, holds a display box of packets of anthracite coal.
The WVIA Member Card is still valid for free admissions for the Member Appreciation Days at the Lackawanna County Coal Mine, Anthracite Heritage Museum, Ski Days at Elk Mountain and Ski Sawmill and Knoebels.
I had a triathlon Sunday, a local Olympic distance tri called Anthracite, aptly located in the coal regions of Pennsylvania.
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