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bituminous coal

  

      n   a soft black coal, rich in volatile hydrocarbons, that burns with a smoky yellow flame. Fixed carbon content: 46--86 per cent; calorific value: 1.93x1073.63x107 J/kg,   (Also called)    soft coal  
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bitumen  
      n  
1    any of various viscous or solid impure mixtures of hydrocarbons that occur naturally in asphalt, tar, mineral waxes, etc.: used as a road surfacing and roofing material  
2    the constituents of coal that can be extracted by an organic solvent  
3    the bitumen  
a      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   any road with a bitumen surface  
b    cap     (Austral)  
informal   the road in the Northern Territory between Darwin and Alice Springs  
4    a transparent brown pigment or glaze made from asphalt  
     (C15: from Latin bitumen, perhaps of Celtic origin)  
   bituminous             adj  


bituminous coal  
      n   a soft black coal, rich in volatile hydrocarbons, that burns with a smoky yellow flame. Fixed carbon content: 46--86 per cent; calorific value: 1.93x1073.63x107 J/kg,   (Also called)    soft coal  

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bituminise, bitumen, bituminisation

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Définition
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
n.
poisonous gas that pollutes the air in coal mines
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