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hard coal

n
(Geological Science) another name for anthracite Compare soft coal
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an•thra•cite

(ˈæn θrəˌsaɪt)

n.
a hard coal low in volatile hydrocarbons and burning with little smoke or flame.
[1810–15; probably < French < Latin (Pliny) anthracītis kind of coal. See anthracene, -ite1]
an`thra•cit′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) an′thra•cit`ous (-ˌsaɪ təs) adj.
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Noun1.hard coal - a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat
coal - fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
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6.9 billion tons of hard coal are currently produced worldwide.
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The trust is responsible for the phasing-out of RAG Corp's subsidised hard coal mining in compaliance with German authorities' decision to discontinue subsidies for such operations by end-2018.
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