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Definition of the noun amianthus

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noun - plural: amianthuses

  1. a type of asbestos with long, soft, thin fibers

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Google previewNature displayed in the heavens, and on the earth, according to the latest observations and discoveries (1823)

by Simeon Shaw

Amianthus is a fine variety of the preceding, and has a silky lustre ; it is composed of delicate flax-like fihres. j4mian" thoide has an olive-green colour ; it occurs in filaments, accompanied hy carhonate of lime, feldspar, quartz, &c. It is flexihle ...

Google previewUseful minerals of the United States (1917)

Amianthus is a fine silky amphibole asbestos. The properties of asbestos, such as its noncombustibility, nonconductivity of heat and electricity, and its fibrous structure, make it one of the most useful minerals for many structural uses. New uses ...

Google previewBulletin - United States Geological Survey (1917)

by Geological Survey (U.S.)

Amianthus is a fine silky amphibole asbestos. The properties of asbestos, such as its noncombustibility, nonconduetivity of heat and electricity, and its fibrous structure, make it one of the most useful minerals for many structural uses. New uses ...

Google previewBulletin (1917)

Amianthus Is a fine silky amphibole asbestos. The properties of asbestos, such as its noncombustibility. nonconductivity of heat and "electricity, and its fibrous structure, make it one of the most useful minerals for many structural uses. New uses ...

Google previewTales of the Castle (1785)

Or, Stories of Instruction and Delight by Stéphanie Félicité comtesse de Genlis

" The Amianthus is a sossile substance, composed of " very fine threads, and is found of various colours. From " these threads a cloth is made, which fire will not consume : " on the contrary, it is thrown into the fire to be purified, " from any ...

Google previewThe Popular Science Monthly (1887)

AmianthusAmianthus is a mineral consisting of a double silicate of hydrate of lime and magnesia with a little oxide of iron or alumina. It generally occurs in the form of silky fibers, sometimes nacreous and having a greasy feeling, qualities ...

Google previewLibrary of Universal Knowledge (1880)

The finest fibrous variety with easily separable fibers is called amianthus (from a Greek wn d signifying unpoUutible, as A. is from a Greek word signifying indestructible), because cloth made of it was cleansed by passing it through fire.

Google previewUses, Tests for Purity and Preparation of Chemical Reagents (1890)

Employed in Qualitative, Quantitative, Volumetric, Docimastic, Microscopic and Petrographic Analysis, with a Supplement on the Use of the Spectroscope by Charles O. Curtman

Asbestus is a natural silicate of calcium and magnesium, closely allied to hornblende; its purest variety is called amianthus. It occurs in slender, flax-like fibres, capable of resisting high temperatures without fusing, and is not attacked by water ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1865)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

ASBESTUS, Amianthus (Gr. turfrtaros, un- consumable), a mineral of the hornblende family, which occurs in veins in the serpentine and other primary formations. It is remarkable for its structure, which is that of parallel fibres like ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

ASBESTUS, Amianthus (Gr. atrfroror, nn. consumable), a mineral of the hornblende family, which occurs in veins in the serpontine and other primary formations. It is remarkable for its structure, which is that of parallel fibres like thread laid ...

Google previewA dictionary of chemistry and mineralogy (1807)

with an account of the processes employed in many of the most important chemical manufactures to which are added a description of chemical apparatus, and various useful tables of weights and measures, chemical instruments, &c. &c by Arthur Aikin, Charles Rochemont Aikin

Having previously steeped the amianthus in warm water, divide its fibres by gently rubbing them with the fingers, so a& to loosen and separate nil the extraneous matterj then pour on repeatedly very hot water, as long as it continues to be in ...

Google previewThe Physical Dictionary ... The Sixth Edition: with the Addition of Many Thousand Terms of Art, and Their Explanation ... Also a Catalogue of the Characters Us'd in Physick, Etc (1715)

by Steven BLANCKAERT

men Plumofum, feu Amianthus, Amethodicum , that which is done without any , Methodical Rational Prescription, as your ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

AMIANTHUS, or Mountain Flax, in Mineralogy, a species of the asbest family, generally of a silver-white, or very pale green colour. It is sometimes found in small bundles, but is more commonly amorphus. Its lustre is various, from glimmering to ...

Google previewThe Popular Encyclopedia (1836)

Being a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, Biography, History, and Political Economy, Reprinted from the American Edition of the 'Conversations Lexicon' ... with Dissertations on the Rise and Progress of Literature by Sir Daniel Keyte Sandford, Thomas Thomson, Allan Cunningham

Amianthus, the most delicate variety, comes most plentifully from Savoy and Corsica. Its fibrous texture, and the little alteration it undergoes in strong heats, caused it to be used by the eastern nations as an article for the fabrication of cloth , ...

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