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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coal-measure a measure by which the quantity of coal is ascertained:
    • Coal-measure (pl.) the group of carboniferous strata in which coal is found (geol.)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. col; cog. with Ice. kol, Ger. kohle.


In literature:

A measure of heat against his face told him that coals were still glowing under the ashes, yet he might be able to creep through.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
Coal-measures underlie an area somewhat larger than the basin of the river.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Vancouver's Island, with its vast coal measures, lies beyond.
"The Tribune of Nova Scotia" by W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
A measure of coals, consisting of 36 bushels; a cubic yard = 19 cwts.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Only 2 per cent of the coal-bearing measures of the eastern United States is actually coal.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
There would probably never be found another unbroken period of a duration equal to that of the coal measures.
"The Galaxy" by Various
In China proper the largest coal measures are found in Shan-si, Hu-nan, Kwei-chow and Sze-ch'uen.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The tremendous pressure that bears on the coal measures has changed a part of the carbon into liquid and gaseous form.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The rest of the county is occupied by the rich Coal-Measures of the Gwendraeth Valley and Llanelly districts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
On top of the coal measures begins the Secondary period, or "Mesozoic" (middle life).
"Nature's Miracles, Volume 1" by Elisha Gray
These may represent partly the Millstone Grit and partly the Coal Measures.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
In the Carboniferous strata (Coal measures) remains of Hexapods become numerous and quite indisputable.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
The echoes of the measured shocks rolled among the coal wharfs across the harbour.
"Kit Musgrave's Luck" by Harold Bindloss
The Upper Coal-Measures, as a rule, have been lost by denudation, much of which occurred before Triassic times.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
The coal measures of South Wales are estimated at 12,000 feet in thickness.
"Omphalos" by Philip Henry Gosse
It regulates also the measuring of work, fixing the size of screens and of cars used in coal-mining.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
To the coal beds then deposited Great Britain in a great measure owes national and mercantile greatness.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. VI, November 1850, Vol. I" by Various
Other gymnosperms were related to the yews, and it was by these that many of the fossil nuts found in the Coal Measures were borne.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
Coal-measures, as will be seen, have been found near Dover.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
Coal is measured by the ton of two thousand pounds avoirdupois.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne

In news:

State appeals court to hear Bellingham no-coal measure.
Senate Defeats Inhofe Measure to Overturn EPA's Coal-Plant Rule.
The Coal Ash Regulations are perhaps overdue but, no one has actually taken the measures to make the phasing out of of fossil fuels a less daunting process.
In the wake of the Sago Mine disaster, The Charleston Gazette goes deep inside the coal mining industry to reveal the lax safety measures and lack of oversight by a federal agency that can create deadly working conditions.