Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: anthracite
IPA transcription: ['ænθɹəs,aɪt]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: anthracite, anthracite_coal, hard_coal
    Meaning: a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat
Usage examples
  • Thus, next to a dike, bituminous coal may be baked to coke or anthracite, and chalk and limestone to crystalline marble.
  • Its vivid yellows fairly screamed aloud; its whites were as eider down; its blacks glossy as the finest anthracite coal, and its coat long and shaggy as a mountain goat.
  • It is regarded as possible that Eastern furnaces will be able to use a smaller proportion of the costlier coke and correspondingly increase in anthracite coal, which is a cheaper fuel in that section.