Origin of anthraciteClassical Greek anthrakitis, kind of coal from anthrax, coal
a shiny black, hard, metamorphic coal that contains a low percentage of volatile matter and burns with a smokeless flame: also called hard coal
A dense, shiny coal that has a high carbon content and little volatile matter and burns with a clean flame. Also called hard coal .
Origin of anthraciteProbably ultimately from Greek anthrakitis a kind of coal from anthrax anthrak- charcoal
A hard, shiny coal that has a high carbon content. It is valued as a fuel because it burns with a clean flame and without smoke or odor, but it is much less abundant than bituminous coal.
Compare bituminous coal
From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀνθρακῖτις (anthrakitis, “a kind of coal”), from ἄνθραξ (anthrax, “charcoal”)
- Anthracite coal is found in the neighbourhood.
- Thus the semi 'anthracitic coals of South Wales are known as " dry " or " steam coals," being especially valuable for use in marine steam-boilers, as they burn more readily than anthracite and with a larger amount of flame, while giving out a great amount of heat, and practically without producing smoke.
- There are, however, several striking exceptions, as for instance in the anthracite from Peru, given in Table I., which contains more than io% of sulphur, and yields but a very small percentage of a white ash.
- Anthracite coal is mined here; there are railway repair and machine-shops; and among the borough's manufactures are hosiery, silk goods, underwear and adding machines.
- The borough is finely situated in the Wyoming Valley among the rich anthracite coalfields of eastern Pennsylvania, and its inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the coal industry; in 1906 and 1907 (when it shipped 24,081,4 9 1 tons) Luzerne county shipped more anthracite coal than any other county in Pennsylvania.