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coal seam

a bed of coal.
Origin of coal seam
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The nature of the pavement of the coal seam, particularly as to hardness and softness; and if soft, to what depth it may be so.

  • The coal seam was also visited by different parties of officers.

    The Great Frozen Sea Albert Hastings Markham
  • “Levels,” or slightly ascending passages, driven into the hill sides till they struck the coal seam, appear to have been general.

    The Forest of Dean H. G. Nicholls
  • The whole thickness of the coal seam is exposed along the walls.

  • A stratum of fire clay commonly underlies a coal seam, and there occur also beds of iron ore.

    The Elements of Geology William Harmon Norton
  • In making excavations consequent on rebuilding the Hall, a coal seam was discovered, which eventually doubled the family wealth.

    The Burglars' Club Henry A. Hering
  • I could tell you a dozen more freak things that a coal seam can do.

    The Boy With the U.S. Miners Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • It is, in fact, a coal seam bearing the clearest possible evidence of its plant nature.

    Ancient Plants Marie C. Stopes
  • As they made their way along, the under-viewer showed him a fault in the coal seam, and explained what it was.

    The Mines and its Wonders W.H.G. Kingston
  • I want to make out how wide the coal seam is, and whether it would be easy to work.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn

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