A mineral or rock consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of magnesia. It is usually of an obscure green color, often with a spotted or mottled appearance resembling a serpent's skin. Precious, or noble, serpentine is translucent and of a rich oil-green color.
It is a hydrous magnesium silicate of the igneous origin, which isgenerally a very dark green colour with markings of white, light green or black. One of the hardest varieties of natural building stone.
A group of minerals with the formula (Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4. They are typically green or greenish gray and have a silky or greasy luster. They are formed from the metamorphic alteration of magnesium-rich silicate minerals. A rock consisting almost entirely of serpentine minerals is called serpentinite.
A hydrous magnesium silicate (H4Mg3Si2O9). Usually green, lustrous, and translucent, but could also be red, yellow, black or white. Serpentine stone takes a high polish but can crack or discolor easily.
There are two types of serpentine which are Bowenite (a jade like green to black stone) and Hydrated magnesium silicate which is much softer and translucent. The famous Connemara marble from Ireland is Bowenite
A family of silicate minerals rich in magnesium and water, derived from low-temperature alteration or metamorphism of the minerals in ultramafic rocks. Rocks made up of serpentine minerals are called serpentinite. Serpentine minerals are light to dark green, commonly varied in hue, and greasy looking; the mineral feels slippery.
A hydrous magnesium silicate of igneous origin, generally a very dark green color with markings of white, light green, or black. One of the hardest varieties of natural building stone. Example: Serpentine Gravel
A group of minerals consisting of hydrous magnesium silicate, or rock largely composed of these minerals. Most commonly occurs in greenish shades, and is used for decorative stone, being the prominent constituent in some commercial marbles.
Serpentine is a green stone made of silicate; there are two types of serpentine, bowenite and hydrated magnesium silicate. Bowenite is a jade-like stone (green to black) that is sometimes used in jewelry. Serpentine is found in the British Isles and some other locations. Connemara marble (from Ireland) is a type of cloudy green serpentine.
A mineral formed from hydrothermal metamorphism of basalt. The rock "serpentinite" is composed entirely of serpentine, and is very common in Northern California, and it weathers to create a nutrient-poor, heavy metal-rich soil.
a greenish rock-forming mineral with an oily luster, consisting chiefly of magnesium. It is sometimes spotted like a serpent's skin. Serpentine is a soft, waxy substance. A fibrous variety of serpentine (chrysotile) is the most improtant type of asbestos. [AHDOS
Serpentine is a group of common rock-forming hydrous magnesium iron phyllosilicate ((, )3) minerals; it may contain minor amounts of other elements including chromium, manganese, cobalt and nickel. In mineralogy and gemology, serpentine may refer to any of 20 varieties belonging to the serpentine group. Owing to admixture, these varieties are not always easy to individualize, and distinctions are not usually made.
Waving or undulating surface, resembling a snake's movement. Term applies to both decoration and design (a serpentine-front cabinet, for example, has a convex center and concave ends). Characteristic of Hepplewhite and various French styles.
1. Any compulsory figure consisting of three circles and no turns. 2. One of several possible shapes of a step sequence or spiral sequence, where the pattern consists of at least two bold curves that cover the entire ice surface. Serpentine patterns are frequently concluded by closing the last bold curve into a circle, resulting in a pattern that is more in the form of a large "q" covering the entire ice surface
Waving or undulating surface. A serpentine front, as in a commode, has the center convex or protruding, while the ends are concave. Reversed serpentine fronts have a more complex curve. Serpentine stretchers are X-type with curves.
The Serpentine is a lake in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, London. It was formed in 1730 when Queen Caroline, wife of George II, ordered the damming of the River Westbourne in Hyde Park. At that time, the Westbourne formed eleven natural ponds in the park.
Serpentine is a GNOME-based audio CD authoring application, installed by default in Ubuntu. Like most GNOME applications, it uses the GStreamer multimedia framework. It is capable of burning audio files in many formats, including FLAC, WAV, and OGG.
Resembling a serpent; having the shape or qualities of a serpent; subtle; winding or turning one way and the other, like a moving serpent; anfractuous; meandering; sinuous; zigzag; as, serpentine braid.
This stone is projective and promotes protection. Seals in ancient Assyria were made so the gods and goddesses would send double blessings. Its other use is to ward off poisonous creatures. Think about the fact when we leave our artificial environments we are subjected to nature in all its manifestations, including stinging creatures. Wearing serpentine you can prevent the misfortune of being stung.
Of a matchlock firearm, an "S" shaped lever, pivoted in the middle. A slow burning match is inserted into the upper portion so that pressure on the lower portion (trigger) will bring the match into contact with the priming powder in the pan.
An efficient recording method that records one track with the tape running in one direction, the next lowest track with the tape running the opposite direction, and so on. server A computer deliberately devoted to sharing its files and resources, such as discs and printers, with other computers on the network.