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horn silver

noun Mineralogy.
  1. cerargyrite.
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Origin of horn silver

1760–70; translation of German Hornsilber
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Historical Examples

  • Mr. Thompson has formed a character which is not as round as a ball, but much more the shape of horn-silver in its native state.

    Pony Tracks

    Frederic Remington

  • Two grains of silver were entirely converted into horn-silver; the absorption of chlorine gas was 910 of a cubic inch.


British Dictionary definitions for horn silver

horn silver

noun
  1. another name for chloroargyrite
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