Calcareous sinter
Sinter Sin"ter, n. [G. Cf. {Cinder}.] (Min.) Dross, as of iron; the scale which files from iron when hammered; -- applied as a name to various minerals. [1913 Webster]

{Calcareous sinter}, a loose banded variety of calcite formed by deposition from lime-bearing waters; calcareous tufa; travertine.

{Ceraunian sinter}, fulgurite.

{Siliceous sinter}, a light cellular or fibrous opal; especially, geyserite (see {Geyserite}). It has often a pearly luster, and is then called pearl sinter. [1913 Webster]


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  • calcareous sinter — noun : travertine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sinter — Sin ter, n. [G. Cf. {Cinder}.] (Min.) Dross, as of iron; the scale which files from iron when hammered; applied as a name to various minerals. [1913 Webster] {Calcareous sinter}, a loose banded variety of calcite formed by deposition from lime… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sinter — /sin teuhr/, n. 1. siliceous or calcareous matter deposited by springs, as that formed around the vent of a geyser. 2. Metall. the product of a sintering operation. v.t. 3. Metall. to bring about agglomeration in (metal particles) by heating.… …   Universalium

  • sinter —    1. A rock or deposit formed by precipitation from natural water, often from a hot or cold spring. Calcareous sinter is calcium carbonate and is also known as tufa, travertine, and onyx marble. Siliceous sinter is silica and is also known as… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Sinter —   A chemical sedimentary rock deposited by precipitation from mineral waters, especially siliceous sinter and calcareous sinter.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s Energy Glossary …   Energy terms

  • calcareous spar — Calcite Cal cite (k[a^]l s[imac]t), n. [L. calx, calcis, lime.] (Min.) Calcium carbonate, or carbonate of lime. It is rhombohedral in its crystallization, and thus distinguished from aragonite. It includes common limestone, chalk, and marble.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sinter — [ sɪntə] noun 1》 Geology a hard siliceous or calcareous deposit precipitated from mineral springs. 2》 solid material which has been sintered. verb coalesce from powder into solid by heating (and usually also by compression). Origin C18: from Ger …   English new terms dictionary

  • calcareous tufa —    See sinter …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • sinter — sin•ter [[t]ˈsɪn tər[/t]] n. 1) gel siliceous or calcareous matter deposited by springs, as that formed around the vent of a geyser 2) mel to cause (metal particles) to bond together by pressing and heating • Etymology: 1770–80; < G: dross;… …   From formal English to slang

  • sinter — /ˈsɪntə/ (say sintuh) noun 1. siliceous or calcareous matter deposited by springs, as that formed around the vent of a geyser. 2. Metallurgy the product of a sintering operation. –verb (t) 3. Metallurgy to bring about the agglomeration of… …   Australian English dictionary

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