Anthracite

A hard, black, lustrous coal containing a high percentage of fixed carbon and a low percentage of volatile matter. Often referred to as hard coal. See coal.

anthracite

[n] - a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat
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Anthracite

Type of coal with highest carbon content (86% to 98%) and thus highest heat value .
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Anthracite

An'thra·cite noun [ Latin anthracites a kind of bloodstone; from Greek ... like coals, from ..., ..., coal or charcoal. Confer Anthrax .] A hard, compact variety of mineral coal, of high luster, differing from bituminous coal in containing little or no bitumen, in consequence of which it bu...
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anthracite

A hard, compact variety of mineral coal, of high luster, differing from bituminous coal in containing little or no bitumen, in consequence of which it burns with a nearly non luminous flame. The purer specimens consist almost wholly of carbon. Also called glance coal and blind coal. ... Origin: L. Anthracites a kind of bloodstone; fr. Gr. Like coal...
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anthracite

anthracite coal noun a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat
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Anthracite

• (n.) A hard, compact variety of mineral coal, of high luster, differing from bituminous coal in containing little or no bitumen, in consequence of which it burns with a nearly non luminous flame. The purer specimens consist almost wholly of carbon. Also called glance coal and blind coal.
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anthracite

the most highly metamorphosed form of coal. It contains more fixed carbon (86 percent or greater on a dry, ash-free basis) than any other form of ... [3 related articles]
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anthracite

Anthracite. Credit: Mineral Information Institute A hard, brittle, dense type of coal (often called 'hard coal'), that is comparatively clean to handle and difficult to break and ignite. It is used primariy for residential and commercial space heating. Anthracite burns with an intense flame and...
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anthracite

anthracite (ăn'thrusīt") : see coal.
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Anthracite

Anthracite (glance, blind-coal, stone coal or parrot-coal) is a kind of non-bituminous coal of a shining lustre, approaching to metallic, distinguished by its great hardness, its high proportion of carbon, and the great heat given out in burning without smoke, with a weak or no flame. It is sometimes called parrot-coal on account of the crackling o...
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anthracite

Hard, dense, shiny variety of coal, containing over 90% carbon and a low percentage of ash and impurities, which causes it to burn without flame, smoke, or smell. Because of its purity, anthracite gives off relatively little sulphur dioxide when burnt. Anthracite gives intense heat, but is slow-burning and slow to light; it is therefore...
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Anthracite

Anthracite (Greek ἀνθρακίτης (anthrakítes), `coal-like,` from ἄνθραξ (ánthrax), coal) is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. It has the highest carbon content, the fewest impurities, and the highest calorific content of all types of coal, which also include bituminous coal and lignite. Anthracite i.....
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anthracite

A hard, jet-black coal that develops from lignite and bituminous coal through metamorphism, has a carbon content of 92% to 98%, and contains little or no gas. Anthracite burns with an extremely hot, blue flame and very little smoke, but it is difficult to ignite and both difficult and dangerous to mine.
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anthracite

The most highly metamorphosed form of coal, containing 92 to 98 percent of fixed carbon. It is black, hard, and glassy.
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Anthracite

The highest rank of coal. By definition, a coal with a fixed carbon content of over 91% on a dry ash
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Anthracite

A hard, black coal containing a high percentage of fixed carbon and a low percentage of volatile matter.
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Anthracite

(coal) A hard, dense type of coal, that is hard to break, clean to handle, difficult to ignite, and that burns with an intense flame and with the virtual absence of smoke because it contains a high percentage of fixed carbon and a low percentage of volatile matter.
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