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metallic luster

noun, Ceramics
luster1 (def 8).
Origin of metallic luster
1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Reddish-violet powder or granules with metallic luster.
  • Copper is reddish and takes on a bright metallic luster.
  • Crystalline tellurium has a silvery-white appearance, and when pure it exhibits a metallic luster.
  • The pure metal is soft and malleable and has a bright, silvery, metallic luster.
  • Protactinium has a bright metallic luster which it retains for some time in air.
  • Yttrium has a silver-metallic luster and is relatively stable in air.
  • These minerals are shiny and brittle, and they have a metallic luster on fresh surfaces.
  • Galena is bluish-gray with a bright metallic luster when freshly broken, and dull gray when weathered.
  • Crystalline silicon has a metallic luster and grayish color.
  • Sample has shiny blue metallic luster and cubic cleavage, al consistent with a relatively pure galena sample.

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