Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name given to varieties of calcareous spar (calcite), darkly colored by the presence of carbonaceous matter.
- n. mineralogy A coal-black marble, usually emitting a foetid smell when rubbed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) A coal-black marble, usually emitting a fetid smell when rubbed; -- called also
- See anthracite. (Wiktionary)
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From the GNU Webster's 1913:
"n. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white ...
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