Example sentences for: antimony

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  • Antimony is so called from Greek antimonos , against single(ness) owing to its readiness to react with other substances, but its chemical symbol is Sb, from Latin stibium , the name of a cosmetic and medicinal powder (antimony sulfide) used by Roman women as a hair blackener for their eyebrows, and in ophthalmology (of which there were many Etruscan specialists, thanks in part to the unhealthy swamps of Rome's Tuscan hinterlands) as an eye ointment.

  • The region was unproductive and without great resources, except for the Sarawak river valley, where the Chinese mined for gold and antimony.

  • It is actually 95% tin, hardened with a 5% alloy of antimony and copper.

  • Some elements bear macaronic labels: one which has a name from Greek but a symbol from Latin is antimony (refined as early as 900 C.E. and used, during the Middle Ages, as a powerful precursor to Ex-Lax.

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