horn silver
Cerargyrite Ce*rar"gy*rite (s[-e]*r[aum]r"j[y^]*r[imac]t), n. [Gr. ke`ras horn + 'a`rgyros silver.] (Min.) Native silver chloride, a mineral of a white to pale yellow or gray color, darkening on exposure to the light. It may be cut by a knife, like lead or horn (hence called {horn silver}). [1913 Webster]

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  • Horn silver — Horn Horn (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horn silver — Silver Sil ver (s[i^]l v[ e]r), n. [OE. silver, selver, seolver, AS. seolfor, siolfur, siolufr, silofr, sylofr; akin to OS. silubar, OFries. selover, D. zilver, LG. sulver, OHG. silabar, silbar, G. silber, Icel. silfr, Sw. silfver, Dan. s[ o]lv,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horn silver — n. CERARGYRITE …   English World dictionary

  • horn silver — noun Etymology: translation of Swedish hornsilver : cerargyrite * * * Mineral. cerargyrite. [1760 70; trans. of G Hornsilber] * * * horn silver noun Cerargyrite • • • Main Entry: ↑horn * * * ho …   Useful english dictionary

  • horn silver — Mineral. cerargyrite. [1760 70; trans. of G Hornsilber] * * * …   Universalium

  • horn silver — /ˈhɔn sɪlvə/ (say hawn silvuh) noun → cerargyrite …   Australian English dictionary

  • horn-silver — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Silver mining in the United States — began on a major scale with the discovery of the Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1858. The industry suffered greatly from the demonetization of silver in 1873 by the Crime of 73, but silver mining continues today.The United States produced 1,200… …   Wikipedia

  • Horn — (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on the foot,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horn block — Horn Horn (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn, G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha[ u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir. corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke ras, and perh. also to E. cheer, cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. {Carat}, {Corn} on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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