from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geology, a depression or basin formed by the subsidence at the center, or upheaval at the edges, of the older rocks, in which the various strata of the Carboniferous system or coal-measures lie. See coal-measures.
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Salindre, in the centre of an important coal-basin.
To the N.E. of the town, in the valley of Morange, is a coal-basin of 1450 acres.
*Testimony of the State Geologist. and a valuable coal-basin is situated along both sides of the Arkansas river.
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Dechen, Von, on the depth of the coal-basin of Liege, 160.
Lorraine and the whole of the industrial coal-basin of the Saar. "