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2 definitions found
 for stephanite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stephanite \Steph"an*ite\, n. [So named after the Archduke
     Stephan, mining director of Austria.] (Min.)
     A sulphide of antimony and silver of an iron-black color and
     metallic luster; called also black silver, and brittle
     silver ore.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brittle \Brit"tle\, a. [OE. britel, brutel, AS. bryttian to
     dispense, fr. bre['o]tan to break; akin to Icel. brytja, Sw.
     bryta, Dan. bryde. Cf. Brickle.]
     Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious.
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           Farewell, thou pretty, brittle piece
           Of fine-cut crystal.                     --Cotton.
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     Brittle silver ore, the mineral stephanite.
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