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horn silver

noun

, Mineralogy.


horn silver

noun

  1. another name for chloroargyrite


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Word History and Origins

Origin of horn silver1

1760–70; translation of German Hornsilber

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Example Sentences

Chloride of silver occurs native as horn silver or kerargyrite.

It is brittle, and entirely volatile at the blowpipe, characters which distinguish it from horn silver.

Thou 'rt a kind of merchant, is the horn silver, or some baser metal?

Afterward another block was found, weighing 87 pounds, of horn silver, with specimens nearly 75 per cent.

It runs three hundred dollars to the ton in horn silver, and looks more like jewels than mineral.

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