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aluminite

[uh-loo-muh-nahyt]
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noun
  1. a mineral, hydrous aluminum sulfate, Al2(SO4)(OH)4⋅7H2O, occurring in white, chalky masses.
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Origin of aluminite

First recorded in 1865–70; alumin- + -ite1
Also called websterite.
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Historical Examples

  • We floated there like a derelict—dark, silent, save for the lapping of the water against our aluminite pontoons.

    Tarrano the Conqueror

    Raymond King Cummings

  • The walls seemed to bulge outward with the pressure of the room, the aluminite braces straining and creaking.