muscovite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Muscovite of or relating to the residents of Moscow "Muscovite street dealers"
    • n Muscovite a resident of Moscow
    • n muscovite a colorless or pale brown mica with potassium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Muscovite A native or inhabitant of Muscovy or ancient Russia; hence, a Russian.
    • Muscovite An inhabitant of Moscow.
    • Muscovite (Min) Common potash mica, essentially KAl3Si3O10(OH)2. It is used as an electrical insulator. See Mica.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Muscovite A native or an inhabitant of Muscovy or the principality of Moscow, or, by extension, of Russia.
    • n Muscovite [lowercase] In mineralogy, common or potash mica (see mica), a silicate of aluminium and potassium, with the latter element in part replaced by hydrogen; the light-colored mica, varying from nearly white to pale smoky brown, which is characteristic of granite, gneiss, and other related crystalline rocks: formerly calledMuscovy glass. In granitic veins it sometimes occurs in plates of great size, and is often mined, as for example in western North Carolina; in thin plates it is used in stoves, windows, etc. When ground up it is used as a lubricator, for giving a silvery sheen to wall-paper, etc. Phengite is a variety of muscovite containing more silica than the common kinds. The name hydromica or hydromuscovite is sometimes given to the varieties which yield considerable water on ignition. These usually have a pearly or silky luster and a talc-like feel, and are less elastic than the less hydrous kinds: damourite, margarodite, and sericite are here included. Fuchsite is a green-colored variety of muscovite containing chromium. In 1887 the production of mica (muscovite) in the United States was about 70,000 pounds, valued at nearly $150,000; 2,000 tons of mica-waste, valued at $15,000, were ground for use. (Min. Resources of the U. S., 1887.)
    • n Muscovite [lowercase] The desman or Muscovitic rat.
    • Muscovite Of or pertaining to Muscovy, or Moscow, a former principality in central Russia, and the nucleus of the Russian empire; by extension, of or pertaining to Russia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Muscovite mus′co-vīt a native or an inhabitant of Moscow, or of Russia: the desman or Muscovitic rat:
    • adj Muscovite of or pertaining to Moscow or to Russia—also Muscovit′ic
    • n Muscovite mus′co-vīt (min.) potash mica, a silicate of alumina and potash, yellowish, brownish, or greenish, with pearly or almost metallic lustre, its thin transparent plates still used as glass—also Muscovy glass
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Muscovy glass

Usage

In literature:

When I visited the Muscovite realm in after years I was more kindly received.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
But the Muscovites were on their guard.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
Death to the Muscovites, and to all who are with them!
"Life of Schamyl" by John Milton Mackie
The Muscovite reign is over.
"Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska" by Charles Warren Stoddard
A blessing cheaply purchased, the world knows, By having Muscovites for friends or foes.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
How few shall escape from the Muscovite ranks!
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
Meshech means the Muscovites, who made Moscow what it is.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
A law of the Muscovites obliged the people to crop their beards and shorten their clothes.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 3, May 1906" by Various
The mica of India and the United States is chiefly muscovite.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
There are no longer either Muscovites or Prussians here: we will go and seek them out.
"Kosciuszko" by Monica Mary Gardner
The attempt of Napoleon to graft the Kultur of Western Europe upon the empire of the Muscovite ended in failure.
"Gems (?) of German Thought" by Various
Little Poles flamed down the streets of Warsaw, on the way to shoot every Muscovite.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The present state of turmoil in Theos is owing largely to the efforts of Muscovite secret agents.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
His name was Walk-off, and his object was the annexation of fish for Muscovite consumption.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
Three detachments of Turks, almost at the heels of the Muscovites, drove them out before they could make another stand.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
Should he refuse such conditions, the King is resolved to exterminate the Muscovites, and make their country a desert.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 364, February 1846" by Various
But I suspect there was a profounder sincerity in the case of the Muscovite.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
At one time we were face to face with the Turks, at another time with the Muscovites.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
Ye are worse than the Giaours, worse than the Greeks, worse than the Muscovites!
"The Lion of Janina" by Mór Jókai
In 1715 the confederates had divested Sweden of her German provinces, and to effect that end introduced the Muscovite on the German soil.
"Secret Diplomatic History of The Eighteenth Century" by Karl Marx
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In poetry:

Requiem masses and prayers without number
Plead for the souls of the Muscovite brave,
While of the Japanese, wrapt in death's slumber,
Tender memorials honor each grave.
"The Unforgotten Heroes" by John Lawson Stoddard
``Clear me the Muscovite out!'' he cried,
Then the name of ``Allah!'' resounded wide,
And the rifles were clutched and the bayonets lowered,
And on to the last redoubt they poured.
"The Last Redoubt" by Alfred Austin
``Dig her a grave where she stood and fell,
'Gainst the jackal's scratch and the vulture's smell.
Did the Muscovite men like their maidens fight,
In their lines we had scarcely supped to—night.''
"The Last Redoubt" by Alfred Austin
He gives the order ‘Whusky!’ ere he goes below once more—
And ‘Whusky’ is a Russian word I never heard before;
Perhaps some Tartar dialect, because, you know, you’ll meet
Some very various Muscovites aboard the Baltic fleet.
"Those Foreign Engineers" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Russia's most wanted terrorist, Chechen Doku Umarov, warned Muscovites of an upcoming wave of suicide assaults.
Gamburg introduces us to a real-life Muscovite who also faces the dilemma that "success" often brings for modern women.
Go to main page News Millions of Muscovites at risk of toxic waste poisoning.
This New Year's Eve, a few well-off Muscovites will plunge back into the "good old" Soviet times, riding a wave of nostalgia for the Soviet Union 13 years after it collapsed.
The lifelong Muscovite is chatting to a friend in Alexander Gardens next to the Kremlin in Moscow.
At night, Muscovites crowd the clubs and request their karaoke favorite, "A Man Like Putin ".
Thousands of Muscovites are lining up to worship one of the most revered Orthodox Christian relics .
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In science:

Figure (2) superimposes the results of the above calculation for heavy Dirac neutrinos, over typical densities of α -recoil and α -interaction pits in muscovite mica .
Nuclear Tracks from Cold Dark Matter Interactions in Mineral Crystals: A Computational Study
Predicted surface density of CDM induced etch-pits in muscovite mica, as a function of their depth, ζ .
Nuclear Tracks from Cold Dark Matter Interactions in Mineral Crystals: A Computational Study
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