plural noun Geology.
- coal field,
- coal gas,
- coal heaver,
- coal hod,
- coal hole,
- coal mine,
- coal miner,
- coal miner's lung,
- coal mining,
- coal oil
Origin of coal measures
Examples from the Web for coal measures
Cœlacanthus elegans of the coal-measures is found in America also.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
Calamite, kal′a-mīt, n. a fossil plant abundant in the coal-measures, believed to be a kind of gigantic horse-tails (Equisetace).
The frequent presence of carbonate of iron in the coal-measures is a most fortunate circumstance for mining industry.The World Before the Deluge|Louis Figuier
Then Mr. Binney discovered a tree—a Sigillaria, standing upright in the coal-measures with its roots attached.Town Geology|Charles Kingsley
Slab of sandstone from the coal-measures of Pennsylvania, with footprints of air-breathing reptile and casts of cracks.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.