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- n. A variety of enstatite, often with a bronze-like lustre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A variety of enstatite, often having a bronzelike luster. It is a silicate of magnesia and iron, of the pyroxene family.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ferriferous variety of the mineral enstatite, having sometimes a submetallic bronze-like luster due to microscopic inclusions.
Standing before my wife's bell, I must have lost myself in reverie -- for just then I was rudely awakened by the loud slamming of the outer bronzite door and the loud babbling of strange, high-pitched voices.
In this connexion mention may be made of an altered form of enstatite or bronzite known as _bastite_ or
In colour bastite is brown or green with the same metallic sheen as bronzite.
The colour of bronzite is green or brown; its specific gravity is about 3. 2-3.3, varying with the amount of iron present.
Like enstatite, bronzite is a constituent of many basic igneous rocks, such as norites, gabbros, and especially peridotites, and of the serpentines which have been derived from them.
a metallic sheen or "schiller," which is even more pronounced in hypersthene than in bronzite.
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