Anthracite coal

a mineral coal containing little of the volatile hydrocarbons and burning almost without flame; hard coal.
Historical Examples

Since 1900 nearly 35,000 of them have come to America, settling mostly in the anthracite coal regions.
Aliens or Americans? Howard B. Grose

anthracite coal was known in this country only as a hard black rock.
Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory

A strike of the anthracite coal miners, which started in the summer, ran late into the autumn.
History of the United States Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard

It will be well to provide two barrels of charcoal, for kindling, to every ton of anthracite coal.
A Treatise on Domestic Economy Catherine Esther Beecher

Others refused to testify concerning methods of fixing the price for anthracite coal at tidewater.
Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley

The most prominent examples of land monopoly in this country are the anthracite coal mines and the iron ore beds.
Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan

Charcoal is used for cooking purposes, and so is anthracite coal.
The Story of Malta Maturin M. Ballou

As things stand, railway monopoly is an important cause of the anthracite coal monopoly.
Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan

anthracite coal, which in the year 1914 cost 56 francs a ton, could not be purchased in 1919 for less than 360 francs.
The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference Emile Joseph Dillon

The commonest form of carbon is to be found in charcoal, as well as in bituminous coal, anthracite coal, and lignite.
The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes Edwin J. Houston

a hard jet-black coal that burns slowly with a nonluminous flame giving out intense heat. Fixed carbon content: 86–98 per cent; calorific value: 3.14 × 107–3.63 × 107 J/kg Also called hard coal

“non-bituminous coal,” 1812, earlier (c.1600) a type of ruby-like gem described by Pliny, from Latin anthracites “bloodstone, semi-precious gem,” from Greek anthrakites “coal-like,” from anthrax (genitive anthrakos) “live coal” (see anthrax). Related: Anthractic (adj.).
A hard, shiny coal that has a high carbon content. It is valued as a fuel because it burns with a clean flame and without smoke or odor, but it is much less abundant than bituminous coal. Compare bituminous coal, lignite.


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