Definitions

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  • n. A rejected name for beryllium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rare metallic element, of a silver white color, and low specific gravity (2.1), resembling magnesium. It never occurs naturally in the free state, but is always combined, usually with silica or alumina, or both; as in the minerals phenacite, chrysoberyl, beryl or emerald, euclase, and danalite. It was named from its oxide glucina, which was known long before the element was isolated. Symbol Gl. Atomic weight 9.1. Called also beryllium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Chemical symbol, Be or Gl; atomic weight, 9.1. A white metal, of specific gravity 2.1.

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Examples

  • Lead acetate is called "sugar of lead," and an alternate name of beryllium is "glucinum," which comes from the Greek word for "sweet."

    The Human Brain

  • This is composed of glucina, which is glucinum oxide, or beryllia, BeO, of which there is 19.8 per cent., and alumina, or aluminium oxide, Al_ {2} O_ {3}, of which there is 80.2 per cent.

    The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones

  • Among the more remarkable of his investigations in inorganic chemistry are those on methods for the preparation of potassium (1823); on tungsten compounds (1824); the preparation of aluminum (1827); of glucinum and yttrium (1828).

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882

  • Ayrault immediately advertised for bids for the construction of a glucinum cylinder twenty-five feet in diameter, fifteen feet high at the sides, with a domed roof, bringing up the total height to twenty-one feet, and with a small gutter about it to catch the rain on Jupiter or any other planet they might visit.

    A Journey in Other Worlds

  • -- This group consists of beryllium (glucinum), calcium, strontium and barium, all diatomic, paramagnetic and positive.

    Occult Chemistry Clairvoyant Observations on the Chemical Elements

  • We give beryllium (glucinum) as the simplest example (2 on Plate III), and to this group belong calcium and strontium.

    Occult Chemistry Clairvoyant Observations on the Chemical Elements

  • Ayrault immediately advertised for bids for the construction of a glucinum cylinder twenty-five feet in diameter, fifteen feet high at the sides, with a domed roof, bringing up the total height to twenty-one feet, and with a small gutter about it to catch the rain on

    A journey in other worlds A romance of the future

  • No compounds have been as yet exammed in which glucinum can be supposed to exist, unconibined with oxygene.

    Elements of Chemical Philosophy: Part 1, Vol.1

  • "Do you know," said Deepwaters to Ayrault, while rapidly making his cocktail disappear, "the Callisto's cost with its outfit will be very great, especially if you use glucinum, which, though the ideal metal for the purpose, comes pretty high?

    A Journey in Other Worlds

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