lignite

Part of speech: noun

A fuel intermediate between peat and coal.

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Usage examples "lignite":

  1. Great quantities of lignite are known to exist, and in quality the coal ranges in character from lignite to anthracite. - "Steam, Its Generation and Use", Babcock & Wilcox Co..
  2. Lignites- As the content of volatile matter and moisture in lignite is higher than in bituminous coal, the difficulties encountered in burning them are greater. - "Steam, Its Generation and Use", Babcock & Wilcox Co..