from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A gray to black mineral, Cu2FeSnS4, having a metallic luster.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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- noun a dark-gray
lustrous mineral, a mixed sulphideof copper, ironand tin, Cu2FeSnS4, used as an oreof tin
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- noun a dark grey mineral with a metallic luster that is a source of tin
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Late Latin stannum, tin; see stannic + –ite.]
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They may be prepared by the reduction of nitro compounds in alkaline solution (using zinc dust and alkali, or a solution of an alkaline stannite as a reducing agent); by oxidation of hydrazo compounds; or by the coupling of a diazotized amine and any compound of a phenolic or aminic type, provided that there is a free para position in the amine or phenol.
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