resembling or containing bitumen: bituminous shale.
- non·bi·tu·mi·nous, adjective
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How to use bituminous in a sentence
The country is the world’s leading exporter of coal, and while other countries move to sever ties with fossil fuels, Morrison pledged the opposite– famously bringing a lump of bituminous to a parliamentary debate.How Major Elections Around the World Will Shape Global Politics in 2022 | Eloise Barry | December 30, 2021 | Time
There are four types: bituminous (soft), anthracite (hard), semi-bituminous and semi-anthracite.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
More than 80% of Virginia's mining employment is in bituminous coal which is the chief mining product of the nation as a whole.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
The odor of the petroleum first discovered was similar to that of the cheap bituminous coal.
They anoint their children with a bituminous ointment at their birth, to prevent the growth of hair.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
Like all bituminous earths, it needs the strongest drying oil.Field's Chromatography | George Field