Sectile

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sectile Capable of being cut; specifically Min, capable of being severed by the knife with a smooth cut; -- said of minerals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sectile Capable of being cut; in mineralogy, noting minerals, as talc, mica, and steatite, which can be cut smoothly by a knife without the particles breaking, crumbling, or flying about; in botany, appearing as if cut into small particles or pieces. Also sective.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Sectile capable of being cut
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sectilis, fr. secare, sectum, to cut: cf. F. sectile,. See Section

Usage

In literature:

Associated Words: sectile, sectility, insecable.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The slices of wood, "sectiles laminae," were laid down with glue, as in modern work.
"Intarsia and Marquetry" by F. Hamilton Jackson
It is sectile, but does not yield to the nail.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
Cleavage flakes are soft (H = 2), sectile and flexible; specific gravity 2.95.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
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