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 for cobalt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cobalt \Co"balt\ (k[=o]"b[o^]lt; 277, 74), n. [G. kobalt, prob.
     fr. kobold, kobel, goblin, MHG. kobolt; perh. akin to G.
     koben pigsty, hut, AS. cofa room, cofgodas household gods,
     Icel. kofi hut. If so, the ending -old stands for older
     -walt, -wald, being the same as -ald in E. herald and the
     word would mean ruler or governor in a house, house spirit,
     the metal being so called by miners, because it was poisonous
     and troublesome. Cf. Kobold, Cove, Goblin.]
     1. (Chem.) A tough, lustrous, reddish white metal of the iron
        group, not easily fusible, and somewhat magnetic. Atomic
        weight 59.1. Symbol Co.
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     Note: It occurs in nature in combination with arsenic,
           sulphur, and oxygen, and is obtained from its ores,
           smaltite, cobaltite, asbolite, etc. Its oxide colors
           glass or any flux, as borax, a fine blue, and is used
           in the manufacture of smalt. It is frequently
           associated with nickel, and both are characteristic
           ingredients of meteoric iron.
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     2. A commercial name of a crude arsenic used as fly poison.
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     Cobalt bloom. Same as Erythrite.
     Cobalt blue, a dark blue pigment consisting of some salt of
        cobalt, as the phosphate, ignited with alumina; -- called
        also cobalt ultramarine, and Thenard's blue.
     Cobalt crust, earthy arseniate of cobalt.
     Cobalt glance. (Min.) See Cobaltite.
     Cobalt green, a pigment consisting essentially of the
        oxides of cobalt and zinc; -- called also Rinman's
     Cobalt yellow (Chem.), a yellow crystalline powder,
        regarded as a double nitrite of cobalt and potassium.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent
           metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal
           nutrition [syn: cobalt, Co, atomic number 27]

From The Elements (07Nov00) :

  Symbol: Co
  Atomic number: 27
  Atomic weight: 58.993
  Light grey transition element. Some meteorites contain small amounts of
  metallic cobalt. Generally alloyed for use. Mammals require small
  of cobalt salts. Cobalt-60, an artificially produced radioactive isotope
  of Cobalt is an important radioactive tracer and cancer-treatment agent.
  Discovered by G. Brandt in 1737.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Cobalt, MO -- U.S. village in Missouri
     Population (2000):    189
     Housing Units (2000): 89
     Land area (2000):     0.145300 sq. miles (0.376326 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.145300 sq. miles (0.376326 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            15220
     Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
     Location:             37.545564 N, 90.288726 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Cobalt, MO

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