Silt

  Waste from Pennsylvania anthracite preparation plants, consisting of coarse rock fragments containing as much as 30 percent small-sized coal; sometimes defined as including very fine coal particles called silt. Its heat value ranges from 8 to 17 million Btu per short ton. Synonymous with culm.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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  • Silt — is soil or rock derived granular material of a grain size between sand and clay. Silt may occur as a soil or as suspended sediment in a surface water body. It may also exist as soil deposited at the bottom of a water body. Source Silt is… …   Wikipedia

  • silt — /sɪlt / (say silt) noun 1. earthy matter, fine sand, or the like, carried by moving or running water and deposited as a sediment. –verb (i) Also, silt up. 2. to become filled or choked up with silt. –verb (t) Also, silt up. 3. to fill or choke up …   Australian English dictionary

  • Silt'e — bezeichnet: eine ethnische Gruppe im Süden Äthiopiens, siehe Silt e (Volk) eine von dieser Gruppe gesprochene Sprache, siehe Silt e (Sprache) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • silt — [silt] n. [ME cylte, prob. < Scand, as in Norw & Dan dial. sylt, salt marsh, akin to OHG sulza, brine: for IE base see SALT] 1. sediment suspended in stagnant water or carried by moving water, that often accumulates on the bottom of rivers,… …   English World dictionary

  • silt|y — «SIHL tee», adjective. of silt; like silt; full of silt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Silt — Silt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Silted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Silting}.] To choke, fill, or obstruct with silt or mud. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silt’e — bezeichnet: eine ethnische Gruppe im Süden Äthiopiens, siehe Silt’e (Volk) eine von dieser Gruppe gesprochene Sprache, siehe Silt’e (Sprache) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wo …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Silt — Silt, CO U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 1740 Housing Units (2000): 668 Land area (2000): 2.821723 sq. miles (7.308230 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.821723 sq. miles (7.308230 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Silt, CO — U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 1740 Housing Units (2000): 668 Land area (2000): 2.821723 sq. miles (7.308230 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.821723 sq. miles (7.308230 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Silt — Silt, v. i. To flow through crevices; to percolate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silt — (s[i^]lt), n. [OE. silte gravel, fr. silen to drain, E. sile; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. sila, prob. akin to AS. se[ o]n to filter, s[=i]gan to fall, sink, cause to sink, G. seihen to strain, to filter, OHG. s[imac]han, Icel. s[imac]a,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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