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plural noun, Geology.
coal-bearing strata.
(initial capital letters) in Europe, a portion of the Carboniferous System, characterized by widespread coal deposits.
plural noun the Coal Measures
a series of coal-bearing rocks formed in the upper Carboniferous period; the uppermost series of the Carboniferous system


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