Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A soft lignite, of earthy character.
  • n. Same as peat-charcoal.

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Examples

  • In the high furnace, _peat-coal_, when compact and firm (not crumbly) may replace charcoal perfectly, but its cost is usually too great.

    Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel

  • In hearth puddling, it is important not only that the peat or peat-coal contain little ash, but especially that the ash be as free as possible from sulphates and phosphates, which act so deleteriously on the metal.

    Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel

  • When peat or peat-coal is employed in smelting, it must be as free as possible from ash, because the ash usually consists largely of silica, and this must be worked off by flux.

    Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel

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