Sentence Examples


  • Plucking one from the bush, she rolled the berry in her hand, removing the powdery haze from its surface.
  • The mineral had, however, been earlier known as a blue powdery substance, called "blue ironearth," met with in peat-bogs, in bog iron-ore, or with fossil bones and shells.
  • Tin is removed mainly as a powdery mixture of stannate of lead and lead oxide, arsenic and antimony as a slagged mixture of arsenate and antimonate of lead and lead oxide.
  • A yellowish powdery mixture of zinc and lead oxides collects on the lead; it is skimmed off and sold as paint.
  • Others have a special faculty of consuming dry, powdery vegetable and animal refuse, and are liable to multiply in manufactured products of this nature, such as mouldy cheese.

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