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  • n. Alternative spelling of hematite.

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  • n. Same as hematite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form


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  • Alternatively, the fire screen is created in haematite (black steel) plate, possessing the attribute of projecting shadow, even when the fire is extinguished or the light source removed; running on its shadow.

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  • This substance, also called haematite, has some practical use as an adhesive.

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  • We saw several miners, who told us that they got the ore (known as haematite, or iron oxide) at a depth of from 90 to 100 yards, working by candle-light, and that they received about 2s. 6d. per ton as the product of their labour.

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  • We now come to large masses of haematite, which is often ferruginous: there is conglomerate too, many quartz pebbles being intermixed.

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  • Small discs of jade, obsidian or haematite were then cemented into the holes: the plant adhesive was so powerful that many burials found by archaeologists today still have the inlays firmly in place.

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  • Great masses of iron haematite cropped up above the surfaces in these forests.

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  • Yellow haematite, which bears not the smallest resemblance either in colour or weight to the metal, is employed near Kolobeng for the production of iron.

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  • “Box No. 27,” Iron from Mugnah, proved to be haematite (which is magnetic), with some red-brown oxide of iron and quartz.

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  • The ores in question have various local names: brown haematite (xanthosiderite), limonite, pea ore, conglomerate ore, minette (iron ooliths), sea ore, bog ore, stilpnosiderite, yellow clay ironstone, yellow ochre.

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  • A finely granulated admixture of corundum (oxide of aluminium) and either magnetite or haematite

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