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- adj. Describing minerals containing strontium
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Strontia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Native strontium carbonate; strontianite; hence, also, strontia, and sometimes strontium.
- Pertaining to or containing strontia or strontium.
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With its cadmium reds, its cobalt sapphires, its strontian yellows (all freshly ground), Italy was a painting, and now he was stepping out of it and into something he knew: downtown, and the showcase precincts of the humble industrial city.
The taste and science displayed in its execution do credit to the engineer; and the soil in which it is imbedded, being argillaceous, partially encrusted with strontian, reflects equal honour on his geological attainments.
A durable pigment may be so adulterated as to descend to the second or even the third division, while a semi-stable or fugitive colour may be replaced by a permanent or comparatively permanent substitute, as in the case of strontian yellow and gallstone.
The pigment, however, now sold as strontian yellow is usually formed by admixture, and contains no strontia whatever.
Chrome yellows, citron yellow, strontian yellow, and Thwaites 'yellow, also belong to this division.
Then the hopelessness of his position burst upon him like a red strontian fire.
By adding the chlorides of strontian, uranium, potassium, sodium, iron, or copper to the liquid, various effects may be produced, and these bodies will be found to produce the same color on the plate that their flame gives to alcohol.
She never uses high tints and strontian lights to astonish lookers-on.
Among them were specimens of copper pyrites in quartz, sulphate of strontian, foliated gypsum, and numerous calcareous petrifactions.
Mr. Giles Sanford, of Erie, sends me a specimen of gypsum from Sandusky Bay, and a specimen of the strontian-yielding limestone of Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie.