Tinstone
Tinstone Tin"stone`, n. (Min.) Cassiterite. [1913 Webster]

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  • tinstone — [tin′stōn΄] n. CASSITERITE …   English World dictionary

  • tinstone — noun Date: 1602 cassiterite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tinstone — /tin stohn /, n. Mineral. cassiterite. [1595 1605; TIN + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tinstone — noun another term for cassiterite …   English new terms dictionary

  • tinstone — tin•stone [[t]ˈtɪnˌstoʊn[/t]] n. mir cassiterite • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • tinstone — /ˈtɪnstoʊn/ (say tinstohn) noun → cassiterite. {tin + stone} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tinstone — n. Geol. = CASSITERITE …   Useful english dictionary

  • cassiterite — /keuh sit euh ruyt /, n. a brown or black mineral, tin dioxide, SnO2, that crystallizes in the tetragonal system; tinstone: the principal ore of tin. [1855 60; < Gk kassíter(os) tin + ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral also called  Tinstone,         heavy,… …   Universalium

  • cassiterite — noun Etymology: French cassitérite, from Greek kassiteros tin Date: 1858 a brown or black mineral that consists of tin dioxide and is the chief source of metallic tin called also tinstone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Aratta — is a land that appears in Sumerian myths surrounding Enmerkar and Lugalbanda, two early and possibly mythical kings of Uruk also mentioned on the Sumerian king list.Role in Sumerian literatureAratta is described as follows in Sumerian literature …   Wikipedia

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