bituminous coal

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bituminous coal

A type of coal with a high percentage of volatile matter that burns with a smoky yellow flame. Also called soft coal.

bituminous coal

(Geological Science) a soft black coal, rich in volatile hydrocarbons, that burns with a smoky yellow flame. Fixed carbon content: 46–86 per cent; calorific value: 1.93 × 107 – 3.63 × 107 J/kg. Also called: soft coal

bitu′minous coal′

a soft coal rich in volatile hydrocarbons and tarry matter and burning with a yellow, smoky flame.

bi·tu·mi·nous coal

A soft type of coal that burns with a smoky, yellow flame. Bituminous coal is the most abundant form of coal, but because of its high sulfur content its use can contribute to air pollution and acid rain. Compare anthracite, lignite.

Bituminous Coal

Soft coal. It has a high sulfur content, is cheaper than hard coal, and was normally used for cooking and heating when coal rather than wood was burned.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bituminous Coal - rich in tarry hydrocarbonsbituminous coal - rich in tarry hydrocarbons; burns readily with a smoky yellow flame
cannel coal - a bituminous coal that burns with a luminous flame
coal - fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
sea coal - pulverized bituminous coal; used as a foundry facing
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On parting he slipped upon my finger a curiously wrought ring set with a dead-black, lusterless stone, which appeared more like a bit of bituminous coal than the priceless Barsoomian gem which in reality it is.
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Regular maintenance of your chimney will depend on the fuel you burn - if you burn oil or gas, your chimney should be swept once a year, bituminous coal twice a year, if you burn wood up to four times a year and smokeless coals at least once a year.