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silver point

the melting point of silver, equal to 960.8°C, used as a fixed point on the international temperature scale. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And for the expression of a beautiful line, such as a profile, nothing could be more suitable than a silver point.

  • That's by Plimsoll—a silver point—isn't it a beautiful thing?

    War-time Silhouettes Stephen Hudson
  • The traditional pencil has been displaced by a silver point which traces its mark upon a metallically coated paper.

  • The first (S. 12) shows you Lionardo's method of work, both with chalk and the silver point.

    Lectures on Art John Ruskin

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