false galena
Black-jack Black"-jack`, n. 1. (Min.) A name given by English miners to sphalerite, or zinc blende; -- called also {false galena}. See {Blende}. [1913 Webster]

2. Caramel or burnt sugar, used to color wines, spirits, ground coffee, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. A large leather vessel for beer, etc. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot.) The {Quercus nigra}, or barren oak. [1913 Webster]

5. The ensign of a pirate. [1913 Webster]


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  • False galena — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False galena — Galena Ga*le na, n.[L. galena lead ore, dross that remains after melting lead: cf. F. gal[ e]ne sulphide of lead ore, antidote to poison, stillness of the sea, calm, tranquility.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A remedy or antidote for poison; theriaca …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • false galena — Blende Blende, n. [G., fr. blenden to blind, dazzle, deceive, fr. blind blind. So called either in allusion to its dazzling luster; or (Dana) because, though often resembling galena, it yields no lead. Cf. {Sphalerite}.] (Min.) (a) A mineral,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • false galena — Sphalerite Sphal er*ite, n. [Gr. ??? slippery, uncertain. See {Blende}.] (Min.) Zinc sulphide; called also {blende}, {black jack}, {false galena}, etc. See {Blende} (a) . [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • false galena — noun : sphalerite …   Useful english dictionary

  • False — False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False arch — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False attic — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False bearing — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False cadence — False False, a. [Compar. {Falser}; superl. {Falsest}.] [L. falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F. faux, and AS. fals fraud. See {Fail}, {Fall}.] 1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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