[ US /ˈɫɪɡˌnaɪt/ ]
[ UK /lˈɪɡna‍ɪt/ ]
  1. intermediate between peat and bituminous coal
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How To Use lignite In A Sentence

  • It has greater density than the lignites or subbituminous coals, is black, more brittle, and breaks with a cubical or conchoidal fracture. The Economic Aspect of Geology
  • But even there I cannot picture an example where a purchasing officer in a mining camp in Western Australia would be asked why he would be buying gelignite, for example.
  • Mining is focused on lignite, bauxite, asbestos, and marble.
  • It is overlain by the lower shale member, which consists of interbedded carbonaceous shale and lignite that accumulated in coastal marsh and swamps landward of the shoreline.
  • The plant burns lignite coal from the Maritsa Iztok mining complex and produces a large amount of sulphur dioxide.
  • The suitcase contained chlorate of potash and paraffin wax, which was mixed with gelignite to form an explosive compound.
  • Repeatedly, descriptions of lignite, which may be associated with floodplain sequences, are reported.
  • Peats will in situ change successively to lignite, to bituminous coal, and eventually to anthracite.
  • Ashraf Khan was trying to breach the walls, leading a suicide squad with gelignite, as I left. KARA KUSH
  • Depending on the degree of carbon concentration and coalification, one differentiates between lignite, bituminous coal and anthracite.
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