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A heavy precious metallic element; grey-white and resistant to corroding; occurs in some nickel and copper ores and is also found native in some deposits.  Synonyms: atomic number 78, platinum.

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"Pt" Quotes from Famous Books

... mors per fenestras nostras" (Vulgate). Pepwell reads: "as saint Jerome saith"! Cf. Walter Hilton, The Ladder of Perfection, I. pt. iii. cap 9: "Lift up thy lanthorn, and thou shalt see in this image five windows, by which sin cometh into thy soul, as the Prophet saith: Death cometh in by our windows. These are the five senses ...
— The Cell of Self-Knowledge - Seven Early English Mystical Treaties • Various

... back to 1224, and erected by Ralph de Wylington and Olympias, his wife, the architect of the work being Elias or Helias the Sacrist, a monk of the Gloucester monastery. As Mr Bazeley points out ("Records," vol. iii. pt. 1, p. 14), "The only architectural evidences of its former existence are two Early English windows in the crypt, in the ...
— Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.] • H. J. L. J. Masse

... among the younger generation of Frenchmen, see Challamel, "Sur la Revolution," p. 305. For general history of John Law's paper money, see Henri Martin, "Histoire de France"; also Blanqui, "Histoire de l'economie politique," vol. ii, pp. 65-87; also Senior on "Paper Money," sec. iii, Pt. I, also Thiers, "Histoire de Law"; also Levasseur, op. cit. Liv. i., chap. VI. Several specimens of John Law's paper currency are to be found in the White Collection in the Library of Cornell ...
— Fiat Money Inflation in France - How It Came, What It Brought, and How It Ended • Andrew Dickson White

... fleshy vermiform appendix (v.ap.). The figure will indicate how the parts are related better than any verbal description can. Between the coiling alimentary tube and the body walls is a space, into which the student cuts when he begins dissecting; this is the peritoneal cavity (pt.). A thin, transparent membrane, the mesentery, holds the intestines in place, and binds them to the dorsal ...
— Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata • H. G. Wells

... the beggars all your tones, And gifted mortifying groans; Had lights when better eyes were blind, As pigs are said to see the wind."—Pt. ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 196, July 30, 1853 • Various

... in their action, that is to say, the electric response in such electrolytes is practically the same as with water. Ordinarily I use tap-water as the electrolyte. Zinc wires in ZnSO4 solution give responses similar in character to those given by, for example, Pt or Sn in water. ...
— Response in the Living and Non-Living • Jagadis Chunder Bose

... From Pt. Almejas to the northwest 1/4 west, four Farallones are seen, distant about four leagues. The one southernmost looks like a sugar-loaf. To the northwest 1/4 north, at a distance of about twelve leagues, a mountain[62] ...
— The March of Portola • Zoeth S. Eldredge

... appreciated by all, and two days later a fresh supply was sent for. Another local product bought at Jaffa and distilled at Rishon-le-Zion, was red wine. It was very good too! Bought by the Squadron canteen in large barrels, it was sold at 2-1/2 pt. (6d.) a pint. ...
— Through Palestine with the 20th Machine Gun Squadron • Unknown

... Viollet, Hist. des Institutions politiques et administratives de la France, ii., 74, from a MS. source. See also Viollet, Comment les Femmes ont ete exclues en France de la Succession a la Couronne, in Mem. de l'Acad. des Inscriptions, xxxiv., pt. ii. (1893). ...
— The History of England - From the Accession of Henry III. to the Death of Edward III. (1216-1377) • T.F. Tout

... E k Dak z otherwise sustained but not proved. Kw kp tp pt, t and k being interchangeable ...
— The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages • Andrew Woods Williamson

... xxxiv., of his Contes de Lorraine, t. ii. pp. 35-41, has drawn attention to an astonishing number of parallels scattered through all Europe and the East (cf., too, Crane, Ital. Pop. Tales, notes, 372-5). One of the earliest allusions to the jingle is in Don Quixote, pt. 1, c. xvi.: "Y asi como suele decirse el gato al rato, et rato a la cuerda, la cuerda al palo, daba el arriero a Sancho, Sancho a la moza, la moza a el, el ventero a la moza." As I have pointed out, it is used to this day by Bengali ...
— Celtic Fairy Tales • Joseph Jacobs (coll. & ed.)

... we look at these roots we shall find that their predicative power is throughout very general, and therefore liable to an infinite amount of specification. Aroot that means to fall (Sk.pat, pi-pt-) comes to mean to fly (Sk.ut-pat, petomai). The root d, which means to give, assumes, after the preposition , the sense of taking. The root yu, which means to join, means to separate if preceded ...
— Chips from a German Workshop - Volume IV - Essays chiefly on the Science of Language • Max Muller

... before, to our knowledge, been translated. In reading and rendering them we have been greatly helped by two mediaeval commentaries: one by John the Scot (edited by E.K. Rand in Traube's Quellen und Untersuchungen, vol. i. pt. 2, Munich, 1906); the other by Gilbert de la Porree (printed in Migne, P.L. lxiv.). We also desire to record our indebtedness in many points of scholarship and philosophy to Mr. E.J. ...
— The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy • Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

... to these general remarks on the 'Ecclesiastical Sonnets,' it seems only right to give here from the Memoirs (vol. ii. p. 113) the following on Sonnet XL. (Pt. II.): ...
— The Prose Works of William Wordsworth • William Wordsworth

Words linked to "Pt" :   platinum, atomic number 78, PT boat, noble metal

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