Ceraunian 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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  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Siliceous 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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