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Definition of Anthracite
AnthraciteAnthracite An"thra*cite, n. [L. anthracites a kind of
bloodstone; fr. Gr. ? like coals, fr. ?, ?, coal or charcoal.
A hard, compact variety of mineral coal, of high luster,
differing from bituminous coal in containing little or no
bitumen, in consequence of which it burns with a nearly non
luminous flame. The purer specimens consist almost wholly of
carbon. Also called glance coal and blind coal. AnthraciteCoal Coal, n. [AS. col; akin to D. kool, OHG. chol, cholo, G.
kohle, Icel. kol, pl., Sw. kol, Dan. kul; cf. Skr. jval to
burn. Cf. Kiln, Collier.]
1. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited,
fragment from wood or other combustible substance;
2. (Min.) A black, or brownish black, solid, combustible
substance, dug from beds or veins in the earth to be used
for fuel, and consisting, like charcoal, mainly of carbon,
but more compact, and often affording, when heated, a
large amount of volatile matter.
Note: This word is often used adjectively, or as the first
part of self-explaining compounds; as, coal-black; coal
formation; coal scuttle; coal ship. etc.
Note: In England the plural coals is used, for the broken
mineral coal burned in grates, etc.; as, to put coals
on the fire. In the United States the singular in a
collective sense is the customary usage; as, a hod of
Age of coal plants. See Age of Acrogens, under Acrogen.
Anthracite or Glance coal. See Anthracite.
Bituminous coal. See under Bituminous.
Blind coal. See under Blind.
Brown coal, or Lignite. See Lignite.
Caking coal, a bituminous coal, which softens and becomes
pasty or semi-viscid when heated. On increasing the heat,
the volatile products are driven off, and a coherent,
grayish black, cellular mass of coke is left.
Cannel coal, a very compact bituminous coal, of fine
texture and dull luster. See Cannel coal.
Coal bed (Geol.), a layer or stratum of mineral coal.
Coal breaker, a structure including machines and machinery
adapted for crushing, cleansing, and assorting coal.
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 gas, a variety of carbureted hydrogen, procured from
bituminous coal, used in lighting streets, houses, etc.,
and for cooking and heating.
Coal heaver, a man employed in carrying coal, and esp. in
putting it in, and discharging it from, ships.
Coal measures. (Geol.)
(a) Strata of coal with the attendant rocks.
(b) A subdivision of the carboniferous formation, between
the millstone grit below and the Permian formation
above, and including nearly all the workable coal beds
of the world.
Coal oil, a general name for mineral oils; petroleum.
Coal plant (Geol.), one of the remains or impressions of
plants found in the strata of the coal formation.
Coal tar. See in the Vocabulary.
To haul over the coals, to call to account; to scold or
Wood coal. See Lignite.
Meaning of Anthracite from wikipedia
, often referred
to as hard coal, is a hard, compact variety
of coal that has a submetallic
luster. It has the highest carbon
content, the fewest...
of 1902 (also known
as the anthracite
coal strike) was a strike
by the United
in the anthracite coalfields
(insect), a genus
in the tribe Agraeciini Anthracite
, a hard, compact variety
of coal with a submetallic
- Siberian Anthracite
(Russian: «Сибирский Антрацит») is Russia's largest producer
high grade anthracite
. The company, which
has its headquarters...
iron or Anthracite
'Pig Iron' is the substance created
by the smelting together
coal and iron ore, that is using Anthracite
- Anthracite Fields
is an oratorio
and chamber ensemble
by the American composer Julia
Wolfe. The work was commissioned
by the Mendelssohn
- North Anthracite
and South Anthracite
(each of Pennsylvania), the lower region bearing
from the House
of Representatives. In May 1902, anthracite
went on strike, threatening
a national energy
are two types
of coal found
in Pennsylvania: anthracite
(the “hard coal” found
in Northeastern Pennsylvania below
the Allegheny Ridge southwest
or ranks: lignite
coal or black
and graphite. Each type of coal has a certain
set of physical
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