to convert into or treat with bitumen.
(transitive) to treat with or convert into bitumen
resembling or containing bitumen: bituminous shale. Historical Examples Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XIV Edwin James The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith An Elementary Study of Chemistry William McPherson Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1 Various American Rural Highways T. R. Agg A New Guide for Emigrants […]
a mineral coal that contains volatile hydrocarbons and tarry matter and burns with a yellow, smoky flame; soft coal. noun a soft black coal, rich in volatile hydrocarbons, that burns with a smoky yellow flame. Fixed carbon content: 46–86 per cent; calorific value: 1.93 × 107 – 3.63 × 107 J/kg Also called soft coal […]
George William (Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer”Billy”) 1872–1944, U.S. cinematographer. Historical Examples Hard Times Charles Dickens Hard Times Charles Dickens Adventures in Criticism Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Hard Times Charles Dickens