anthracite definition

  • noun:
    • A dense, shiny coal that features a top carbon content and little volatile matter and burns with a clear flame. Also known as difficult coal.
    • a kind of carbonized ancient flowers; the most difficult and cleanest-burning of all the coals; difficult coal.
    • a tough, compact number of mineral coal, of large luster, differing from bituminous coal in containing minimal bitumen, in result of which it burns with a nearly non luminous fire. The purer specimens consist virtually wholly of carbon. Also called look coal and blind coal.
    • See Anthracite.
    • many different mineral coal (see coal) containing but small hydrogen, and for that reason burning up practically without fire.
    • a hard natural coal that burns off gradually and gives intense heat
    • A dense, shiny coal that includes a higher carbon content and little volatile matter and burns off with a clean fire. Also referred to as tough coal.
    • a type of carbonized ancient plants; the most difficult and cleanest-burning of all the coals; hard coal.
    • a tough, compact selection of mineral coal, of high luster, differing from bituminous coal in containing little or no bitumen, in result of which it burns with a nearly non luminous flame. The purer specimens comprise practically wholly of carbon. Also referred to as glimpse coal and blind coal.
    • See Anthracite.
    • many different mineral coal (see coal) containing but little hydrogen, therefore burning up almost without fire.
    • a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat
  • others:
    • Coal-black: as, the anthracite hawk, Urubitinga anthracina.
    • Coal-black: as, the anthracite hawk, Urubitinga anthracina.

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