soft coal

1780–90 Unabridged
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soft coal
another name for bituminous coal

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Example sentences
It differs from bituminous, or soft coal lies in relatively flat seams, making it readily accessible and cheaper to mine.
The local dealers have a shortage of soft coal, there not being a four days' supply on hand.
The supply of soft coal at all points is said to be adequate.
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