Part of speech: noun

Mineral coal of nearly pure carbon; hard coal.

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Usage examples "anthracite":

  1. He is instinct with ignorance that Horace was a drummer for Italian wines and an agent for rural residences, just a smart advertiser, a precursor of the fellows who write verse for the Road of Anthracite or canned soup, and Burberry has never found it out. - "A Top-Floor Idyl", George van Schaick.
  2. The total area of the Pennsylvania anthracite field is about 300, 000 acres. - "Monopolies and the People", Charles Whiting Baker.
  3. The commission appointed by the President October 16, 1902, at the request of both the anthracite coal operators and miners, to inquire into, consider, and pass upon the questions in controversy in connection with the strike in the anthracite regions of Pennsylvania and the causes out of which the controversy arose, in their report, findings, and award exprest the belief " that the State and Federal governments should provide the machinery for what may be called the compulsory investigation of controversies between employers and employees when they arise." - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.