A weak state and an abundance of mineral wealth compound the problem.
He enters a back room, sits at a round café table and sips from a bottle of mineral water.
mineral growth is fastest in summer, when the days are long, and slowest in winter, when the days are short.
One more word about the mineral water industry in Marlin, Texas, and I was about to scream.
Bidding for the rights to explore more than $1 trillion of mineral reserves could begin this year.
Upon these facts in general, depends the action of the mineral tans used in tanning furs.
A mineral that gives off heat and stimulates the organ that a scientist is a fool with.
Later, inks were prepared from the apples of the gall-oak, and from other materials—vegetable and mineral.
The idea of anybody trying to hold our place for mineral land!
Antimony may also be calcined by mixing with that mineral an equal quantity of charcoal-dust.
late 14c., "substance obtained by mining," from Medieval Latin minerale "something mined," noun use of neuter of mineralis "pertaining to mines," from minera "mine." Meaning "material substance that is neither animal nor vegetable" is first recorded c.1600. Modern scientific sense is from 1813.
early 15c., "neither animal nor vegetable," from Old French mineral and directly from Medieval Latin mineralis (see mineral (n.)). Mineral water (early 15c.) originally was water found in nature with some mineral substance dissolved in it.
mineral min·er·al (mĭn'ər-əl)
A naturally occurring, homogeneous inorganic solid substance having a definite chemical composition and characteristic crystalline structure, color, and hardness.
An inorganic element, such as calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, or zinc, that is essential to the nutrition of humans, animals, and plants.