cobalt

Part of speech: noun

A tough steel - gray metallic element that forms blue pigments.

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Usage examples "cobalt":

  1. A lovely walk leads from this flower- girt mansion to a pavilion on the Kasoer hill, commanding a prospect of four mountain ranges, outlined in tender hues of lavender and turquoise against the cobalt sky. - "Through the Malay Archipelago", Emily Richings.
  2. It also exists as an impurity in the ores of several metals- iron, copper, silver, tin, zinc, nickel, and cobalt. - "Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology", W. G. Aitchison Robertson.
  3. I therefore left General Muller near the cobalt mines on the Upper Olifant's River, just by the waggon drift, whilst I departed with 100 men and a pom- pom to Witpoort and Windhoek, there to collect my scattered burghers and reorganise my diminished commando, as well as to look after our food supplies. - "My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War", Ben Viljoen.