silex

[ US /ˈsaɪɫɛks, ˈsɪɫəks/ ]
NOUN
  1. a pure form of finely ground silica
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How To Use silex In A Sentence

  • “Sawwán” (popularly pronounced Suwán) = “Syenite” from Syrene; generally applied to silex, granite or any hard stone. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • The chain of granite mountains continued to our right, parallel with the road, which was overspread with silex, and farther on we met with a kind of basaltic tufa, forming low hills covered with sand. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land
  • Aunque no se han localizado ninguna fuente de estos materiales creemos por la presencia-ausencia de los distintos artefactos que los yacimientos de silex y basalto son locales mientras Ubicación de carrizal, Tres Zapotes y los Tuxtlas que la obsidiana está siendo importada de Puebla y el Pico de Orizaba (la montaña más alta de México). Las cosas avanzan r��pidamente « Interactive Dig El Carrizal – Rescuing a Mesoamerican Site
  • Even worse, for the October 1951 report, nine of 11 steam irons were judged Not Acceptable, eight presented burn or scald hazards, and the soleplate melted and the thermostat failed on the Silex (shown). Vintage Consumer Reports: Steam irons didn't impress in October 1951
  • _ -- "By the way, I received from Dr. Torrey a curious mixture of petrosilex and prehnite in radiating crystals, which was sent him by you, and collected at the West. Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers
  • También se están analizando la lítica tallada y destaca la gran cantidad de lascas de silex y de rocas basálticas de grano muy fino. Las cosas avanzan r��pidamente « Interactive Dig El Carrizal – Rescuing a Mesoamerican Site
  • Symbols of a few deities were no doubt recognised: we have noticed already the _silex_ of Iuppiter and the boundary-stone of Terminus, which were probably at an earlier period themselves objects of worship, and to these we may add the sacred spears of Mars, and the _sigilla_ of the State-Penates. The Religion of Ancient Rome
  • The thoughtlessness which can allow an inference to be extended from a product of disease possessing this susceptibility of multiplication when conveyed into the living body, to substances of inorganic origin, such as silex or sulphur, would be capable of arguing that a pebble may produce a mountain, because an acorn can become a forest. Medical Essays, 1842-1882
  • The fetial, who on that occasion represented the Roman people, at the solemn moment of the oath-taking, struck the sacrificial pig with the _silex_, saying as he did so, 'Do thou, Diespiter, strike the Roman people as I strike this pig here to-day, and strike them the more, as thou art greater and stronger.' The Religion of Ancient Rome
  • The winds and waves of the Bay of Biscay have not much consciousness, and yet they have with great care “selected,” from among an infinity of masses of silex of all shapes and sizes, which have been submitted to their action, all the grains of sand below a certain size, and have heaped them by themselves over a great area. Essays
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