Definition of Soft coal

1. Noun. Rich in tarry hydrocarbons; burns readily with a smoky yellow flame.

Exact synonyms: Bituminous Coal
Specialized synonyms: Cannel Coal, Sea Coal
Generic synonyms: Coal



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Literary usage of Soft coal

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1. The Labour Gazette by Canada Dept. of Labour (1903)
"soft coal was more plentiful, but the quantity was insufficient to meet the demands. Between November 25 and December 25, 120 cars of hard coal and fifty ..."

2. The Manufacture and Properties of Iron and Steel by Harry Huse Campbell (1907)
"The products from hard coal and soft coal vary somewhat, because soft coal contains about 5 per cent, of hydrogen, the TABLE IX-A. Products of Combustion of ..."

3. The Manufacture and Properties of Iron and Steel by Harry Huse Campbell (1907)
"In order to burn this hydrogen it is necessary to supply a certain quantity of air which carries nitrogen, so that the products from soft coal contain a ..."

4. The Manufacture and Properties of Iron and Steel by Harry Huse Campbell (1907)
"The products from hard coal and soft coal vary somewhat, because soft coal contains about 5 per cent. of hydrogen, the TABLE IX-A. Products of Combustion of ..."

5. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1919)
"Two years ago last April we ran on soft coal only. We burned that month 10352 tons of coal as against 13689 tons of practically hard coal (about 20 per cent ..."

6. History of Domestic and Foreign Commerce of the United States by Emory Richard Johnson, Thurman William Van Metre, Grover Gerhardt Huebner, David Scott Hanchet (1922)
"The tendency of industries which consumed most of the soft coal to gravitate toward the mining district, the wide extent of the region over which soft coal ..."

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