from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Red lead.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A heavy, brilliant red pigment, consisting of an oxide of lead, Pb3O4, obtained by exposing lead or massicot to a gentle and continued heat in the air. It is used as a cement, as a paint, and in the manufacture of flint glass. Called also red lead, lead tetroxide, lead orthoplumbate, mineral orange, mineral red, Paris red, Saturn red, and less definitively, lead oxide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Red oxid of lead, Pb3O4, produced by maintaining the protoxid (litharge) at a low-red heat for some time in presence of air. It is a bright-orange granular powder, used as a pigment and in the manufacture of flint-glass. See vermilion
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints and in glass and ceramics
That same Cyprian reflex would remain *minyu in Etruscan to yield Latin minium which is self-explanatory.
I, as an adult, for quite a time made little more than minium wage but, I was never poor.
Illumination originally meant the application of minium, red lead, to decorate a piece of religious text written in black ink.
If the healthcare reform bill is such a great deal for everyone and the voters wanted it, why did the Dems have to buy at least 10 senators votes for a minium of $300 million each.
These service jobs that barely pay minium wage are not going to support a family.
As i have said many times, if you really want to be an American citizen, you should be required to serve in the military for a minium of 4 years.
You might want to put the magnets below the desk so they'll do the minium dammage.
CBI - they'd be the ones who've warned us of the minium wag, 'green' taxes and greedy workers ... but, hey, funnily enough, I havn't heard a word from them about the present crisis.
Any elected official and/or and tea party person who promotes the above, by word, deed or acqueience, should be immediately arrested, jailed 6 months to 5 years and fined the minium of $5000 sas stated in the Sedition Act.
Cut the hrs or release hard workers to pay for people who will work for minium or below that wage.
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