anthracite

[ an-thruh-sahyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF anthracite
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On the contrary, England will find it advantageous to come to us for our anthracite.

Anthracite coal was known in this country only as a hard black rock.

The second kind of coal, the sort that is hard and bright, is anthracite.

There are gradations from bituminous coal into anthracite coal.

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

The total area of the Pennsylvania anthracite field is about 300,000 acres.

A basket of anthracite was costing them at this time about forty cents.

At this time there was also unrest in the anthracite coal trade.

Large quantities are made at Niagara Falls from anthracite by electricity.

Cleveland's fires are the fires of anthracite and not of straw.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANTHRACITE

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