Origin of anthracite
Related Words for anthraciteslack, smut, ember, char, stoke, carbon, fuel, cinder, spark, charcoal, culm, scoria, ash, anthracite
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Historical Examples of anthracite
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.Checking the Waste
Mary Huston Gregory
The second kind of coal, the sort that is hard and bright, is anthracite.Diggers in the Earth
Eva March Tappan
There are gradations from bituminous coal into anthracite coal.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
I have heard that it is the only place in the world where anthracite has been found.Derrick Sterling
Word Origin for anthracite
"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.).