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- n. A hydrous silicate of cerium (and other metals).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A gastropod shell belonging to the family Cerithiïdæ; -- so called from its hornlike form.
- n. A mineral of a brownish of cherry-red color, commonly massive. It is a hydrous silicate of cerium and allied metals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rare mineral, a hydrated silicate of cerium, of a pale rose-red or clove-brown color, and having a dull resinous luster, occurring only in an abandoned copper-mine at Riddarhyttan in Sweden.
- n. A gastropod of the genus Cerithium or family Cerithiidæ.
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Cerium occurs as silicate (together with the oxides of lanthanum, didymium, iron and calcium) in the mineral cerite, which is its chief source.
LANTHANUM AND DIDYMIUM occur together with cerium in cerite, and are separated with that metal as oxalates, as described under _Cerium_.
The very recent secondary rocks everywhere present analogous phenomena; the molasse of the Pays de Vaud contains a fetid shelly limestone, and the cerite limestone of the banks of the Seine is sometimes mixed with sandstone.
Paris, lying between a cerite limestone, which covers chalk and a sandstone without shells, is distinguished by fossil bones of quadrupeds, while the Segeberg and Lunebourg gypsums, the position of which is more uncertain, are characterized by the boracits which they contain.
Pays de Vaud contains a fetid shelly limestone, and the cerite limestone of the banks of the Seine is sometimes mixed with sandstone.
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