The modern town is best known for its lignite coal-mines, from which Constantinople receives a good part of its supply.
lignite or brown coal may contain only 50 per cent of carbon.
lignite or brown coal is of intermediate character between peat and coal proper.
But that lignite, as you call it, was so sure low-grade that they jest laughed at me.
Alaskan coals range in age from Pennsylvanian to Tertiary, and in kind from anthracite to lignite.
This done, they found that they had a lignite instead of a coal mine.
Western North Dakota has, in addition to its lignite beds, large deposits of clay.
lignite is found on the east bank of the Nile opposite the town.
lignite also is associated with it in some spots, as in the Paris basin.
I could not learn how far these beds were connected with the lignite deposit.
"imperfectly formed coal," 1808, from French, from Latin lignum "wood" (see ligni-). Brown coal that still shows traces of the wood it once was. Probably directly from Lithanthrax Lignius, name given to woody coal by Swedish chemist Johan Gottschalk Wallerius (1709-1785) in 1775.
A soft, brownish-black form of coal having more carbon than peat but less carbon than bituminous coal. Lignite is easy to mine but does not burn as well as other forms of coal. It is a greater polluter than bituminous coal because it has a higher sulphur content. Compare anthracite, bituminous coal.