hatchettite
Mineral Min"er*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance. [1913 Webster]

2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters. [1913 Webster]

{Mineral acids} (Chem.), inorganic acids, as sulphuric, nitric, phosphoric, hydrochloric, acids, etc., as distinguished from the {organic acids}.

{Mineral blue}, the name usually given to azurite, when reduced to an impalpable powder for coloring purposes.

{Mineral candle}, a candle made of paraffin.

{Mineral caoutchouc}, an elastic mineral pitch, a variety of bitumen, resembling caoutchouc in elasticity and softness. See {Caoutchouc}, and {Elaterite}.

{Mineral chameleon} (Chem.) See {Chameleon mineral}, under {Chameleon}.

{Mineral charcoal}. See under {Charcoal}.

{Mineral cotton}. See {Mineral wool} (below).

{Mineral green}, a green carbonate of copper; malachite.

{Mineral kingdom} (Nat. Sci.), that one of the three grand divisions of nature which embraces all inorganic objects, as distinguished from plants or animals.

{Mineral oil}. See {Naphtha}, and {Petroleum}.

{Mineral paint}, a pigment made chiefly of some natural mineral substance, as red or yellow iron ocher.

{Mineral patch}. See {Bitumen}, and {Asphalt}.

{Mineral right}, the right of taking minerals from land.

{Mineral salt} (Chem.), a salt of a mineral acid.

{Mineral tallow}, a familiar name for {hatchettite}, from its fatty or spermaceti-like appearance.

{Mineral water}. See under {Water}.

{Mineral wax}. See {Ozocerite}.

{Mineral wool}, a fibrous wool-like material, made by blowing a powerful jet of air or steam through melted slag. It is a poor conductor of heat. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hatchettite — Hatchettite, sometimes termed Mountain Tallow, Mineral Adipocire, or Adipocerite, is a mineral hydrocarbon occurring in the Coal measures of Belgium and elsewhere, occupying in some cases the interior of hollow concretions of iron ore, but more… …   Wikipedia

  • Hatchettite — Hatchettine Hatch et*tine (h[a^]ch [e^]t*t[i^]n), Hatchettite Hatch et*tite ( t[i^]t), n. [Named after the discoverer, Charles Hatchett.] (Min.) Mineral tallow; a waxy or spermaceti like substance, commonly of a greenish yellow color. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hatchettite — /hach i tuyt /, n. a soft yellowish mineral wax, C38H78, darkening on exposure: found in bogs and coal beds. Also, hatchettine /hach i teen , tin/. Also called adipocerite. [1865 70; named after Charles Hatchett (c1765 1847), English chemist; see …   Universalium

  • hatchettite — hatch·ett·ite …   English syllables

  • hatchettite — noun see hatchettine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hatchettine — Hatch et*tine (h[a^]ch [e^]t*t[i^]n), Hatchettite Hatch et*tite ( t[i^]t), n. [Named after the discoverer, Charles Hatchett.] (Min.) Mineral tallow; a waxy or spermaceti like substance, commonly of a greenish yellow color. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mineral — Min er*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters. [1913 Webster] {Mineral acids} (Chem.), inorganic acids, as sulphuric …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mineral acids — Mineral Min er*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters. [1913 Webster] {Mineral acids} (Chem.), inorganic acids, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mineral blue — Mineral Min er*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters. [1913 Webster] {Mineral acids} (Chem.), inorganic acids, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mineral candle — Mineral Min er*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters. [1913 Webster] {Mineral acids} (Chem.), inorganic acids, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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