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noun

anthracite in sizes ranging from 2.44 to 3.25 inches (6.2 to 8.3 centimeters), intermediate between broken coal and stove coal.
bituminous coal in sizes ranging from 1.5 to 4 inches (4 to 10 centimeters).

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Origin of egg coal

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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