cyanite

[sahy-uh-nahyt]

Origin of cyanite

First recorded in 1785–95; cyan-1 + -ite1
Related formscy·a·nit·ic [sahy-uh-nit-ik] /ˌsaɪ əˈnɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cyanite

Historical Examples of cyanite

  • "That is a judgment sent on you by old Madge for speaking ill of her," said Professor Cyanite.

  • According to order, the next tale ought to proceed from Professor Cyanite.

    Tales of the Wonder Club

    M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)

  • At length a lull occurred in the conversation, and someone recollected that it was Professor Cyanite's turn to tell a story.

    Tales of the Wonder Club

    M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)

  • To fill up the time in the interim, Professor Cyanite filled up a pipe of tobacco, and was about to light it.

    Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume III

    M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)

  • "Especially that part where the Queen wouldn't have such a face about her at any price," chimed in Professor Cyanite.

    Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume III

    M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)


British Dictionary definitions for cyanite

cyanite

noun
  1. a variant spelling of kyanite
Derived Formscyanitic (ˌsaɪəˈnɪtɪk), adjective
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