• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Silver-bath (phot.) a solution of silver-nitrate for sensitising collodion-plates for printing
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. silfer, seolfor; Ice. silfr, Ger. silber.


In literature:

And above us, bathed, shrouded, swimming in silver light, was the Parthenon.
"As Seen By Me" by Lilian Bell
His bathing-vessels of pure gold; his sepulchre also entire gold, those of his predecessors being only half gold half silver.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
Is it true that you have silver baths, and that Gauteron painted the walls of your dining salon?
"The Great Prince Shan" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The bath was all ready for them now, crystal clear with the jolly sunbeams dancing on its silver disk.
"What Two Children Did" by Charlotte E. Chittenden
A gorgeous moonlight is bathing the Jersey coast in sparkling silver.
"The Deserter" by Charles King
Then she bathed herself in a crystal waterfall, and put on her coat of silver cloth, and hastened away to the ball.
"English Fairy Tales" by Flora Annie Steel
A moon of unusual splendor bathed the wet forest in a silver dew.
"The Young Trailers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The near-by brook, as of yore, sparkled like silver coin, and the landscape was bathed in mellow light.
"Pocket Island" by Charles Clark Munn
Some of the tiny islands, from sources hidden were bathed in bright silver.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
They are then taken out of the bath, rebrushed, and the process continued till a sufficiency of silver is deposited.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall

In poetry:

Lo! while I spake it, with a crimson hue
The dipping sun endowed that silver flood,
And all the cliffs flushed red, and up she flew,
The bird, as mad to bathe in airy blood.
"Songs of the Voices of Birds: A Raven in a White Chine" by Jean Ingelow
The moon shone bright one cloudless night,
The earth was bathed in silver light.
I strolled along, quite tired of life,
I longed to rid myself of strife.
In vain I struggled to forget,
Oh, how I loathed the day we met.
"Imogene" by Eloise Alberta Bibb

In news:

We were in the old silver truck, dripping wet in bathing suits, three on a bench seat, ready to pull out and leave the park Sunday.
Biederlack of America has brought out a range of products in bedding and bath employing the X-Static silver fiber system, which is anti-microbial, eliminates odor, and regulates temperature.