bauxite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bauxite a clay-like mineral; the chief ore of aluminum; composed of aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides; used as an abrasive and catalyst
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bauxite (Min) A ferruginous hydrate of alumina. It is the most commonly used ore for the preparation of aluminum and alumina. It is also used for the lining of furnaces which are exposed to intense heat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bauxite A clay found at Les Baux, near Aries in France, and elsewhere, in concretionary grains or oölitic It contains about one half of its weight of alumina, with iron and water, and silica as an impurity. It is used as a source of alum, of the metal aluminium, and to some extent in the preparation of crucibles. Also spelled beauxite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bauxite bō′zīt a clay found at Les Baux, near Arles, yielding alumina
    • Bauxite Also Beau′xite
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. Baux, or Beaux, near Arles

Usage

In literature:

A purer form is made from the mineral bauxite by driving off its combined water.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Bauxite or aluminum ore is mined in France, and 60 per cent.
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
Supposing bauxite to be 90% aluminium hydroxide, what weight of it is necessary for the preparation of 100 kg.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Aluminum is now made from a mineral called "bauxite," found chiefly in Georgia, Alabama, and Arkansas.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
Bauxite, the mineral from which the metal is now chiefly extracted, is obtained in two localities.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Sands, sandstones, shales, and certain clays and bauxites also belong in this group.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Alumina is high in the finer clays (18 to 30%), and they are the most aluminous of all sediments, except bauxite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Bauxite appears in quantity deposits in several areas.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
Bauxite occurs also near Ballintoy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Deposits of bauxite occur in the Aptian hippurite limestone at Les Baux near Aries, and in the Pyrenees.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Bauxite is mined at Les Baux in Provence, in Arkansas, and other places, including County Antrim, where it occurs between basaltic lavas.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Bauxite, which is used in the manufacture of aluminium, is obtained from France, Styria and Ireland.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
Alumina as a refractory material is chiefly used in the form of bauxite, but its applications are somewhat special.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
The boss was pretty quiet all the way on the run down the mountain to Bauxite, and, for a wonder, he didn't pitch into the work at the desk.
"The Wreckers" by Francis Lynde
Alum clay or bauxite, from which aluminium is manufactured, is found in the same county.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
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In news:

Fire departments from Bauxite, Sardis, Shaw and Tull responded to a brush fire near Mars Hill Road south of Bauxite Sunday afternoon.
Bauxite Police Chief Ron Parsons announced during a Monday City Council meeting that he will resign on Oct 31.
Peterson Volunteer Fire Department in Bauxite .
In India, local tribe battles UK giant Vedanta over bauxite mining.
The Dongria Kondh tribe aims to defend its 'sacred' Niaymgiri hills in India from the bauxite mining bid of UK giant Vedanta .
He was born Feb 8, 1920, in Bauxite.
Billy "Sonny" Draper , 71, of Bauxite, passed away Sunday, September 9.
Billy "Sonny" Draper , 71, of Bauxite AR passed away Sunday, September 9th.
Goldie Mae Bradshaw Patrick, 80, of Bauxite died Friday October 26.
Bauxite Miner Ryan Weng throws a pitch during a game earlier this season.
BENTON, AR – Hundreds of students from Bryant, Benton, and Bauxite gathered at the Benton High School football field to pray for their fellow classmates who were involved in deadly wreck Wednesday morning.
Hatten went 1 for 3 in Bauxite's 8-7 loss to Robinson on Monday at Burns Park.
Crow had a team-high 14 points in the Lady Miners 44-33 loss to Star City on Wednesday to end Bauxite's season BOB MCADORY/Special to the Courier.
Patsy was born in Bauxite to Frank and Emily Campbell on March 10, 1928.
Bauxite relief pitcher Sean Beesly throws a pitch in the Miners 11-1 loss to the De Queen Leopards on Friday in the quarterfinals of the 7-4A District Tournament in Malvern.
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