Origin of cobalt
Related Words for cobaltblue-green, turquoise, royal, azure, navy, indigo, sapphire, ultramarine, cobalt, beryl, teal, cerulean
Examples from the Web for cobalt
Contemporary Examples of cobalt
After just a “few minutes” of questioning at Cobalt, he was subject to enhanced interrogation techniques.
Self-described 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was also kept at Cobalt after his March 2003 in Pakistan.
In fact, four of 20 cells at Cobalt were found to have bars across the cell to allow this.
That was when General Motors was preparing to roll out the 2005 Cobalt.The Cops Who Found Out the Truth About GM's Deadly Cars—in 2006
July 17, 2014
Mining asteroids is about iron and nickel as well as cobalt and platinum-group metals, but also water and energy, he says.James Cameron and Investors Seek to Lasso and Mine an Asteroid
April 24, 2012
Historical Examples of cobalt
The very sky seemed pitiless in the intensity of its cobalt.Bardelys the Magnificent
Very good, Cobalt—you'll 'phone me if you make any other discoveries.
"I wish you'd call me Cobalt, miss," said the man with a smile.
It is the source of a considerable supply of nickel and cobalt.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
The ores have a high content of cobalt and also carry precious metals.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
Word Origin for cobalt
1680s, from German kobold "household goblin," Harz Mountains silver miners' term for rock laced with arsenic and sulfur (so called because it degraded the ore and made the miners ill), from Middle High German kobe "hut, shed" + *holt "goblin," from hold "gracious, friendly," a euphemistic word for a troublesome being. The metallic element was extracted from this rock. It was known to Paracelsus, but discovery is usually credited to the Swede George Brandt (1733), who gave it the name. Extended to a blue color 1835 (a mineral containing it had been used as a blue coloring for glass since 16c.). Cf. nickel.