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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Silver \Sil"ver\ (s[i^]l"v[~e]r), n. [OE. silver, selver,
     seolver, AS. seolfor, siolfur, siolufr, silofr, sylofr; akin
     to OS. silubar, OFries. selover, D. zilver, LG. sulver, OHG.
     silabar, silbar, G. silber, Icel. silfr, Sw. silfver, Dan.
     s["o]lv, Goth. silubr, Russ. serebro, Lith. sidabras; of
     unknown origin.]
     1. (Chem.) A soft white metallic element, sonorous, ductile,
        very malleable, and capable of a high degree of polish. It
        is found native, and also combined with sulphur, arsenic,
        antimony, chlorine, etc., in the minerals argentite,
        proustite, pyrargyrite, ceragyrite, etc. Silver is one of
        the "noble" metals, so-called, not being easily oxidized,
        and is used for coin, jewelry, plate, and a great variety
        of articles. Symbol Ag (Argentum). Atomic weight 107.7.
        Specific gravity 10.5.
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     Note: Silver was known under the name of luna to the ancients
           and also to the alchemists. Some of its compounds, as
           the halogen salts, are remarkable for the effect of
           light upon them, and are used in photography.
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     2. Coin made of silver; silver money.
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     3. Anything having the luster or appearance of silver.
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     4. The color of silver.
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     Note: Silver is used in the formation of many compounds of
           obvious meaning; as, silver-armed, silver-bright,
           silver-buskined, silver-coated, silver-footed,
           silver-haired, silver-headed, silver-mantled,
           silver-plated, silver-slippered, silver-sounding,
           silver-studded, silver-tongued, silver-white. See
           Silver, a.
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     Black silver (Min.), stephanite; -- called also brittle
        silver ore, or brittle silver glance.
     Fulminating silver. (Chem.)
        (a) A black crystalline substance, Ag2O.(NH3)2, obtained
            by dissolving silver oxide in aqua ammonia. When dry
            it explodes violently on the slightest percussion.
        (b) Silver fulminate, a white crystalline substance,
            Ag2C2N2O2, obtained by adding alcohol to a solution
            of silver nitrate; -- also called fulminate of
            silver. When dry it is violently explosive.
     German silver. (Chem.) See under German.
     Gray silver. (Min.) See Freieslebenite.
     Horn silver. (Min.) See Cerargyrite.
     King's silver. (O. Eng. Law) See Postfine.
     Red silver, or Ruby silver. (Min.) See Proustite, and
     Silver beater, one who beats silver into silver leaf or
        silver foil.
     Silver glance, or Vitreous silver. (Min.) See
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Horn \Horn\ (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn,
     G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha['u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir.
     corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke`ras, and perh. also to E. cheer,
     cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. Carat,
     Corn on the foot, Cornea, Corner, Cornet,
     Cornucopia, Hart.]
     1. A hard, projecting, and usually pointed organ, growing
        upon the heads of certain animals, esp. of the ruminants,
        as cattle, goats, and the like. The hollow horns of the Ox
        family consist externally of true horn, and are never
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     2. The antler of a deer, which is of bone throughout, and
        annually shed and renewed.
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     3. (Zool.) Any natural projection or excrescence from an
        animal, resembling or thought to resemble a horn in
        substance or form; esp.:
        (a) A projection from the beak of a bird, as in the
        (b) A tuft of feathers on the head of a bird, as in the
            horned owl.
        (c) A hornlike projection from the head or thorax of an
            insect, or the head of a reptile, or fish.
        (d) A sharp spine in front of the fins of a fish, as in
            the horned pout.
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     4. (Bot.) An incurved, tapering and pointed appendage found
        in the flowers of the milkweed ({Asclepias).
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     5. Something made of a horn, or in resemblance of a horn; as:
        (a) A wind instrument of music; originally, one made of a
            horn (of an ox or a ram); now applied to various
            elaborately wrought instruments of brass or other
            metal, resembling a horn in shape. "Wind his horn
            under the castle wall." --Spenser. See French horn,
            under French.
        (b) A drinking cup, or beaker, as having been originally
            made of the horns of cattle. "Horns of mead and ale."
        (c) The cornucopia, or horn of plenty. See Cornucopia.
            "Fruits and flowers from Amalth[ae]a's horn."
        (d) A vessel made of a horn; esp., one designed for
            containing powder; anciently, a small vessel for
            carrying liquids. "Samuel took the hornof oil and
            anointed him [David]." --1 Sam. xvi. 13.
        (e) The pointed beak of an anvil.
        (f) The high pommel of a saddle; also, either of the
            projections on a lady's saddle for supporting the leg.
        (g) (Arch.) The Ionic volute.
        (h) (Naut.) The outer end of a crosstree; also, one of the
            projections forming the jaws of a gaff, boom, etc.
        (i) (Carp.) A curved projection on the fore part of a
        (j) One of the projections at the four corners of the
            Jewish altar of burnt offering. "Joab . . . caught
            hold on the horns of the altar." --1 Kings ii. 28.
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     6. One of the curved ends of a crescent; esp., an extremity
        or cusp of the moon when crescent-shaped.
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              The moon
              Wears a wan circle round her blunted horns.
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     7. (Mil.) The curving extremity of the wing of an army or of
        a squadron drawn up in a crescentlike form.
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              Sharpening in mooned horns
              Their phalanx.                        --Milton.
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     8. The tough, fibrous material of which true horns are
        composed, being, in the Ox family, chiefly albuminous,
        with some phosphate of lime; also, any similar substance,
        as that which forms the hoof crust of horses, sheep, and
        cattle; as, a spoon of horn.
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     9. (Script.) A symbol of strength, power, glory, exaltation,
        or pride.
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              The Lord is . . . the horn of my salvation. --Ps.
                                                    xviii. 2.
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     10. An emblem of a cuckold; -- used chiefly in the plural.
         "Thicker than a cuckold's horn." --Shak.
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     11. the telephone; as, on the horn. [slang]
     12. a body of water shaped like a horn; as, the Golden Horn
         in Istanbul.
     Horn block, the frame or pedestal in which a railway car
        axle box slides up and down; -- also called horn plate.
     Horn of a dilemma. See under Dilemma.
     Horn distemper, a disease of cattle, affecting the internal
        substance of the horn.
     Horn drum, a wheel with long curved scoops, for raising
     Horn lead (Chem.), chloride of lead.
     Horn maker, a maker of cuckolds. [Obs.] --Shak.
     Horn mercury. (Min.) Same as Horn quicksilver (below).
     Horn poppy (Bot.), a plant allied to the poppy ({Glaucium
        luteum), found on the sandy shores of Great Britain and
        Virginia; -- called also horned poppy. --Gray.
     Horn pox (Med.), abortive smallpox with an eruption like
        that of chicken pox.
     Horn quicksilver (Min.), native calomel, or bichloride of
     Horn shell (Zool.), any long, sharp, spiral, gastropod
        shell, of the genus Cerithium, and allied genera.
     Horn silver (Min.), cerargyrite.
     Horn slate, a gray, siliceous stone.
     To pull in one's horns, To haul in one's horns, to
        withdraw some arrogant pretension; to cease a demand or
        withdraw an assertion. [Colloq.]
     To raise the horn, or To lift the horn (Script.), to
        exalt one's self; to act arrogantly. "'Gainst them that
        raised thee dost thou lift thy horn?" --Milton.
     To take a horn, to take a drink of intoxicating liquor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cerargyrite \Ce*rar"gy*rite\ (s[-e]*r[aum]r"j[y^]*r[imac]t), n.
     [Gr. ke`ras horn + 'a`rgyros silver.] (Min.)
     Native silver chloride, a mineral of a white to pale yellow
     or gray color, darkening on exposure to the light. It may be
     cut by a knife, like lead or horn (hence called horn
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