Copper glance
Copper Cop"per, n. [OE. coper (cf. D. koper, Sw. koppar, Dan. kobber, G. kupfer), LL. cuper, fr. L. cuprum for earlier Cyprium, Cyprium aes, i.e., Cyprian brass, fr. Gr. ? of Cyprus (Gr. ?), anciently renowned for its copper mines. Cf. {Cypreous}.] 1. A common metal of a reddish color, both ductile and malleable, and very tenacious. It is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity. Symbol Cu. Atomic weight 63.3. It is one of the most useful metals in itself, and also in its alloys, brass and bronze. [1913 Webster]

Note: Copper is the only metal which occurs native abundantly in large masses; it is found also in various ores, of which the most important are chalcopyrite, chalcocite, cuprite, and malachite. Copper mixed with tin forms bell metal; with a smaller proportion, bronze; and with zinc, it forms brass, pinchbeck, and other alloys. [1913 Webster]

2. A coin made of copper; a penny, cent, or other minor coin of copper. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

My friends filled my pockets with coppers. --Franklin. [1913 Webster]

3. A vessel, especially a large boiler, made of copper. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. Specifically (Naut.), the boilers in the galley for cooking; as, a ship's coppers. [1913 Webster]

Note: Copper is often used adjectively, commonly in the sense of made or consisting of copper, or resembling copper; as, a copper boiler, tube, etc. [1913 Webster]

All in a hot and copper sky. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

Note: It is sometimes written in combination; as, copperplate, coppersmith, copper-colored. [1913 Webster]

{Copper finch}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Chaffinch}.

{Copper glance}, or {Vitreous copper}. (Min.) See {Chalcocite}.

{Indigo copper}. (Min.) See {Covelline}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • copper glance — Chalcocite Chal co*cite, n. [Gr. chalko s brass.] (Min.) Native copper sulphide, called also {copper glance}, and {vitreous copper}; a mineral of a black color and metallic luster. [Formerly written {chalcosine}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • copper glance — noun a heavy grey mineral that is an ore of copper • Syn: ↑chalcocite • Hypernyms: ↑mineral • Substance Meronyms: ↑copper, ↑Cu, ↑atomic number 29 * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • copper-glance — coppˈer glance noun Redruthite, cuprous sulphide, chalcocite • • • Main Entry: ↑copper …   Useful english dictionary

  • silver-copper glance — noun : stromeyerite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glance copper — Glance Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glance — Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glance coal — Glance Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glance cobalt — Glance Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glance wood — Glance Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Copper(I) sulfide — IUPAC name Copper(I) sulfide …   Wikipedia

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