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  • n. Alternative spelling of semimetal.

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Examples

  • I mean, we might get tired of Danny Elfman sometimes, but even he could do better than this; his music would at least be tailored to the film (he did do a passable semi-metal thing himself for Mr. Bekmambetov's own movie Wanted).

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Still, (and I am getting on my soapbox here) it strikes me as strange: I've seen three trailers now and they all use the same song, a generic semi-metal instrumental by Coheed and Cambria.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Arsenic is an element (atomic number 33) classed as a semi-metal or metalloid.

    Arsenic

  • Antimony is a silvery-gray, brittle semi-metal with atomic number 51.

    Antimony

  • Antimony is often called a semi-metal, because in pure form it is not shiny and malleable like true metals.

    Antimony

  • England in middle life he married a lively widow, went into business as an iron-master near Merthyr Tydvil, and distinguished himself by introducing platinum into Europe, having first met with the semi-metal in Jamaica, whither it had been brought from Carthagena in New Spain.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • After his return to England in middle life he married a lively widow, went into business as an iron-master near Merthyr Tydvil, and distinguished himself by introducing platinum into Europe, having first met with the semi-metal in Jamaica, whither it had been brought from Carthagena in New Spain.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • I then took opportunities of conveying by night, to a retired situation east of Rotterdam, five iron-bound casks, to contain about fifty gallons each, and one of a larger size — six timed ware tubes, three inches in diameter, properly shaped, and ten feet in length — a quantity of a particular metallic substance or semi-metal which I shall not name — and a dozen demi-johns of a very common acid.

    Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque. In Two Volumes. Vol. II

  • There were a lot of aggressive or proggy electric guitars: Nels Cline, both with the Nels Cline Singers and with Jenny Scheinman's Mischief & Mayhem; the semi-metal Jerseyband; Marc Ribot, in his band Ceramic Dog.

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  • However, as graphene is a semi-metal it lacks, in contrast to silicon, an electronic band gap and therefore has no switching capability which is essential for electronics applications.

    R&D Mag - News

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