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WHAT DOES ANTHRACITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Anthracite (Greek ἀνθρακίτης (anthrakítes), "coal-like," from ἄνθραξ (ánthrax), coal) is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. It has the highest carbon content, the fewest impurities, and the highest calorific content of all types of coal, which also include bituminous coal and lignite. Anthracite is the most metamorphosed type of coal (but still represents low-grade metamorphism), in which the carbon content is between 92.1% and 98%. The term is applied to those varieties of coal which do not give off tarry or other hydrocarbon vapours when heated below their point of ignition. Anthracite ignites with difficulty and burns with a short, blue, and smokeless flame. Anthracite is categorized into standard grade, which is used mainly in power generation, and high grade (HG) and ultra high grade (UHG), the principal uses of which are in the metallurgy sector. Anthracite accounts for about 1% of global coal reserves, and is mined in only a few countries around the world. China accounts for the majority of global production; other producers are Russia, Ukraine, North Korea, Vietnam, the UK, Australia and the US.
Definition of anthracite in the English dictionary
The definition of anthracite in the dictionary is a hard jet-black coal that burns slowly with a nonluminous flame giving out intense heat. Fixed carbon content: 86–98 per cent; calorific value: 3.14 × 107–3.63 × 107 J/kg Also called: hard coal.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANTHRACITE» OVER TIME
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANTHRACITE»
Discover the use of anthracite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to anthracite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Early Coal Mining in the Anthracite Region
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, underground coal mining was at its zenith and the work of miners was more grueling and dangerous than it is today.
John Stuart Richards, 2002
The Face of Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in ...
In The Face of Decline, the noted historians Thomas Dublin and Walter Licht offer a sweeping history of this area over the course of the twentieth century.
Thomas Dublin, Walter Licht, 2005
Forgotten Radicals: Communists in the Pennsylvania ...
This detailed investigation of Communists and their Party in the hard coal fields of northeastern Pennsylvania, known as the Anthracite, draws on sources such as the central archives of the Communist Party of the United States to examine ...
Walter T. Howard, 2005
The Pennsylvania anthracite coal industry, 1860-1902: ...
This is the definitive book on the economic development of the anthracite coal industry from the onset of the American Civil War to the "Great Strike" of 1902.
Richard G. Healey, 2007
Coalcracker Culture: Work and Values in Pennsylvania ...
The book's guiding premise is that work provided a diverse population with its only shared set of experiences and therefore became the primary determinant of its culture.
Harold W. Aurand, 2003
Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces: ...
Pennsylvania Trail of History Guide Harold W. Aurand. denied the
constitutionality of the act) deducted the tax from their immigrant employees' pay.
That decision gave impetus to the strike of 1897. This strike began in Audenried
as a ...
Harold W. Aurand, 2002
Anthracite Roots: Generations of Coal Mining in Schuylkill ...
Generations of Coal Mining in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Joseph W.
Leonard. is buried in a now paved-over cemetery adjacent to Saint Joseph's
Church in Pottsville. Saint Joseph's Church is the second oldest church structure
Joseph W. Leonard, 2005
Anthracite Reds: A Documentary History of Communists in ...
CPUSA Papers, District 3 Material, Central Headquarters Records, Manuscript
Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. The Party has never fully
realized the importance of the anthracite. There are 157,570 miners in the
Walter Howard, 2004
A is for anthracite: exploring Northeastern Pennsylvania! : ...
Includes local history, sign language, dot-to-dot, mazes, games, matching, hidden pictures, stories, color-by-number, map skills, drawing, word search, PA state facts, field trip ideas and more.