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anthracite  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (ān'thrə-sīt')  Pronunciation Key 
A hard, shiny coal that has a high carbon content. It is valued as a fuel because it burns with a clean flame and without smoke or odor, but it is much less abundant than bituminous coal. Compare bituminous coal, lignite.

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