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soft coal

Origin of soft coal
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for soft coal

soft coal

another name for bituminous coal
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