Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tradename of an alloy of steel and nickel which, when made with 36.2 percent, nickel, has a coefficient of expansion for heat which is virtually zero: hence its name. It was discovered by Dr. Guillaume. Sometimes called
Guillaume alloy, and also Sèvres alloy, from the fact that the investigation of its properties was made at Sèvres.
- n. an alloy of iron and nickel having a low coefficient of thermal expansion; used in tuning forks and measuring tapes and other instruments
“Invar will be honored if his friend will eat of the liver of his kill.”
“With shouts of triumph, Anak and Invar bounded down the slope.”
“He dropped down beside Invar, the youngest of the hunters.”
“As the sun rose above the horizon, Anak and Invar took their way up the valley.”
“The boy turned to fly, but the fleet-footed Invar overtook him and the knives of the two hunters quickly put an end to his career.”
“Uglik is a mighty warrior," said Invar doubtfully.”
“With a flint knife, Invar slowly and painfully hacked off Anak's long hair and beard.”
“Invar hurled a throwing-stone which found the monster's face and made him pause.”
“Anak had not thrown his spear, and Invar, who stood beside his hero, had likewise retained his weapon.”
“Invar raised a rock high above his head with both hands and cast it at her.”
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