Anthracite



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

East of the Alleghenies the deposits are anthracite, while the bituminous fields occupy the southwestern section of the state.Ed.
Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XIV Edwin James

The second kind of coal, the sort that is hard and bright, is anthracite.
Diggers in the Earth Eva March Tappan

It is wrong to suppose, says the Coal Control Department, that anthracite is injurious to health.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Jan. 1, 191910964 Various10964

On the contrary, England will find it advantageous to come to us for our anthracite.
Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal, No. 445 Various

Deposits of this period include the bulk of the world’s anthracite and high-grade bituminous coal.
The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith

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

Alaskan coals range in age from Pennsylvanian to Tertiary, and in kind from anthracite to lignite.
Geology William J. Miller

I have heard that it is the only place in the world where anthracite has been found.
Derrick Sterling Kirk Monroe

Five feet of wood or plant may produce about one foot of bituminous coal, or six-tenths of a foot of anthracite.
The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith

The total area of the Pennsylvania anthracite field is about 300,000 acres.
Monopolies and the People Charles Whiting Baker

noun
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
n.

“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.).
anthracite
(ān’thrə-sīt’)
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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