Origin of mica
Examples from the Web for mica
Contemporary Examples of mica
Among them Mica Mosbacher, who is now a regent at the University of Houston.Anita Perry’s Political Baggage
October 13, 2011
But Mica also wisely created a provision that allowed airports to opt-out of the TSA and use private screeners instead.TSA, Don't Touch My Junk!
November 19, 2010
Historical Examples of mica
The consequence was a vibration of the mica diaphragm to which the stylus was attached.Heroes of the Telegraph
We can look upon the demand for mica as being in a certain sense settled.
The mica has more than paid the working of the mine, and all the rest is clear profit.
They are mining for mica, but the mine is more valuable in other respects than it is as a mica property.
It is thus, thought we, that our manufacturers of fancy wax deal by their mica.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
Word Origin for mica
1706, from specialized use of Latin mica "crumb, bit, morsel, grain," originally *smika (form probably influenced by Latin micare "to flash, glitter"), from PIE *smik- "small" (cf. Greek smikros, Attic mikros "small;" Old High German smahi "littleness"). Related: Micaceous "containing mica."