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[mass noun] Anthracite.
- ‘The fuels used are always blind coal and firewood.’
- ‘Besides the world famous high quality blind coal, there also are plentiful forests, pastures, and water resources.’
- ‘There are very plentiful resources such as various coals including blind coal, bituminous coal, lignite and peat.’
- ‘The coal of the whole district is of the kind called stone or blind coal, similar to that of Kilkenny and Queen's county.’
- ‘Our company is the base of national important blind coal products and was one of the 500 biggest companies in China.’
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