Satin spar
Satin Sat"in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz-t["u]n, sz-twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close texture, and overshot woof, which has a glossy surface. [1913 Webster]

Cloths of gold and satins rich of hue. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Denmark satin}, a kind of lasting; a stout worsted stuff, woven with a satin twill, used for women's shoes.

{Farmer's satin}. See under {Farmer}.

{Satin bird} (Zo["o]l.), an Australian bower bird. Called also {satin grackle}.

{Satin flower} (Bot.) See {Honesty}, 4.

{Satin spar}. (Min.) (a) A fine fibrous variety of calcite, having a pearly luster. (b) A similar variety of gypsum.

{Satin sparrow} (Zo["o]l.), the shining flycatcher ({Myiagra nitida}) of Tasmania and Australia. The upper surface of the male is rich blackish green with a metallic luster.

{Satin stone}, satin spar. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • satin spar — noun or satin stone : a fine fibrous calcite or gypsum having a satiny luster …   Useful english dictionary

  • satin spar — Mineral. a fibrous variety of gypsum having a silky luster, used as a gem. [1795 1805] * * *       massive (noncrystalline) variety of the mineral gypsum (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • satin spar — noun a fibrous variety of gypsum …   English new terms dictionary

  • Satin — Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close texture,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Satin bird — Satin Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Satin flower — Satin Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • satin grackle — Satin Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Satin sparrow — Satin Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Satin stone — Satin Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • satin — n., adj., & v. n. a fabric of silk or various man made fibres, with a glossy surface on one side produced by a twill weave with the weft threads almost hidden. adj. smooth as satin. v.tr. (satined, satining) give a glossy surface to (paper).… …   Useful english dictionary

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