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

  Antimony \An"ti*mo*ny\ ([a^]n"t[i^]*m[-o]*n[y^]; 112), n. [LL.
     antimonium, of unknown origin.] (Chem.)
     An elementary substance, resembling a metal in its appearance
     and physical properties, but in its chemical relations
     belonging to the class of nonmetallic substances. Atomic
     weight, 120. Symbol, Sb.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: It is of tin-white color, brittle, laminated or
           crystalline, fusible, and vaporizable at a rather low
           temperature. It is used in some metallic alloys, as
           type metal and bell metal, and also for medical
           preparations, which are in general emetics or
           cathartics. By ancient writers, and some moderns, the
           term is applied to native gray ore of antimony, or
           stibnite (the stibium of the Romans, and the sti`mmi of
           the Greeks, a sulphide of antimony, from which most of
           the antimony of commerce is obtained. Cervantite,
           senarmontite, and valentinite are native oxides of
           antimony.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  antimony
      n 1: a metallic element having four allotropic forms; used in a
           wide variety of alloys; found in stibnite [syn: antimony,
           Sb, atomic number 51]

From The Elements (07Nov00) :

  antimony
  Symbol: Sb
  Atomic number: 51
  Atomic weight: 121.75
  Element of group 15. Multiple allotropic forms. The stable form of
  antimony is a blue-white metal. Yellow and black antimony are unstable
  non-metals. Used in flame-proofing, paints, ceramics, enamels, and
  rubber.
  Attacked by oxidizing acids and halogens. First reported by Tholden in
  1450.
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Antimony, UT -- U.S. town in Utah
     Population (2000):    122
     Housing Units (2000): 81
     Land area (2000):     10.115611 sq. miles (26.199311 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    10.115611 sq. miles (26.199311 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            01860
     Located within:       Utah (UT), FIPS 49
     Location:             38.095716 N, 111.973131 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     84712
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Antimony, UT
      Antimony
  

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