Origin of Sn
From the Latin word stannum
- Secretary of the Navy.
- Also sn, s/n. screen name.
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Examples from the Web for sn
He stooped down and wrote in the snow with his finger, SN, 102.Back o' the Moon
Phot be yez doin' here, young mon, sn'akin' along like a thafe?The Missing Tin Box
Arthur M. Winfield
In the middle of the road are the two rocks of Jonathan, the name of one of which is Botsets, and of the other Sn.Early Travels in Palestine
Arculf et al.
In the year 1800, it was yielded back to France, under Napoleon, by a secret article in the treaty of Sn.Daniel Boone
John S. C. Abbott
Parson, pr′sn, n. the priest or incumbent of a parish: a clergyman: one who is licensed to preach.
from New Latin stannum
- Senegal (international car registration)
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- The symbol for the elementtin
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- The symbol for tin.
- A malleable, silvery metallic element that occurs in igneous rocks. It has a crystalline structure and crackles when bent. Tin is used as an anticorrosion agent and is a part of numerous alloys, including bronze. Atomic number 50; atomic weight 118.71; melting point 231.89°C; boiling point 2,270°C; specific gravity 7.31; valence 2, 4. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.
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