Bituminous limestone
Bituminous Bi*tu"mi*nous, a. [L. bituminosus: cf. F. bitumineux.] Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen. [1913 Webster]

Near that bituminous lake where Sodom flamed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Bituminous coal}, a kind of coal which yields, when heated, a considerable amount of volatile bituminous matter. It burns with a yellow smoky flame.

{Bituminous limestone}, a mineral of a brown or black color, emitting an unpleasant smell when rubbed. That of Dalmatia is so charged with bitumen that it may be cut like soap.

{Bituminous shale}, an argillaceous shale impregnated with bitumen, often accompanying coal. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bituminous — Bi*tu mi*nous, a. [L. bituminosus: cf. F. bitumineux.] Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen. [1913 Webster] Near that bituminous lake where Sodom flamed. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Bituminous coal}, a kind of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bituminous coal — Bituminous Bi*tu mi*nous, a. [L. bituminosus: cf. F. bitumineux.] Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen. [1913 Webster] Near that bituminous lake where Sodom flamed. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Bituminous coal} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bituminous shale — Bituminous Bi*tu mi*nous, a. [L. bituminosus: cf. F. bitumineux.] Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen. [1913 Webster] Near that bituminous lake where Sodom flamed. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Bituminous coal} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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