sinter Idioms & Phrases


calc-sinter

Calc"-sin`ter noun

Etymology
G. kalk (L. calx, calcis) lime + E. sinter.
Definitions
  1. See under Calcite.
Webster 1913

Calcareous sinter

  • a loose banded variety of calcite formed by deposition from lime-bearing waters; calcareous tufa; travertine.
Webster 1913

Ceraunian sinter

  • fulgurite.
Webster 1913

Pearl sinter

  • (Min.), fiorite.
Webster 1913

Siliceous sinter

  • a light cellular or fibrous opal; especially, geyserite (see Geyserite). It has often a pearly luster, and is then called pearl sinter.
Webster 1913