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horn silver

noun, Mineralogy
Origin of horn silver
1760-70; translation of German Hornsilber Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Mr. Thompson has formed a character which is not as round as a ball, but much more the shape of horn-silver in its native state.

    Pony Tracks Frederic Remington
  • Two grains of silver were entirely converted into horn-silver; the absorption of chlorine gas was 910 of a cubic inch.

    The Royal Institution Bence Jones
British Dictionary definitions for horn-silver

horn silver

another name for chloroargyrite
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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