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Ampelite definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AM'PELITE, n. [Gr. a vine. The name of an earth used to kill worms on vines. Pliny says it is like bitumen.
Cannel coal, or candle coal; an inflammable substance of a black color, compact texture, and resinous luster, and sufficiently hard to be cut and polished. It burns with a bright flame, of a short duration; and gives but a moderate heat. It is used like jet for making toys. It is found in France and England, where husbandmen smear vines with it to kill vermin.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ampelite Am"pe*lite ([a^]m"p[-e]*l[imac]t), n. [L. ampelitis, Gr. 'ampeli^tis, fr. 'a`mpelos vine.] (Min.) An earth abounding in pyrites, used by the ancients to kill insects, etc., on vines; -- applied by Brongniart to a carbonaceous alum schist.




 


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