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  • Antimony, which is used in a range of products including certain batteries and sheet metal, is one of several heavy metals that are now regulated under U.S. toy law. -

  • There is likewise found great Variety of Earths for Physick, Cleansing, Scouring, and making all Sorts of Potters-Ware; such as Antimony, Talk, yellow and red Oker, Fullers-Earth, Pipe-Clay,

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  • The twentieth-century Sicilian novelist Leonardo Sciascia captured this sentiment in his 1958 short story “Antimony,” in which a young illiterate Italian miner naively volunteers for the forces that Mussolini sends to aid the Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War.


  • Gunnerkigg Court is one of those oddly mysterious boarding schools surrounded by a magical wood, you see, and a new student, Antimony, has just begun attending.

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  • Antimony is used as a catalyst in the production of polyester, so it's not surprising to find it in a plastic toy.

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  • Antimony rarely occurs in its native metallic form in nature.


  • Antimony is also used for pigments in plastics, paints, rubber, and for a wide variety of minor uses, including medicines, fireworks, and others.


  • Antimony is mixed (that is, alloyed) with other metals, such as lead, to make the lead harder and stronger for use in lead-acid batteries.


  • Antimony is found in trace (that is, very minor) amounts in silver, copper and lead ores, and it is usually economically possible, as well as environmentally desirable, to extract the antimony from these ores when they are smelted.


  • Antimony oxide is a brilliant yellow color, accounting for much of the pigment use.



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