isinglass isinglass

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity

Usage(s):

  1. Mica, which laymen know as isinglass, is mainly used in peacetime as a nonconductor for electrical equipment.
  2. Best of show went to Arland Banning of Des Moines, who owned a 1931 de luxe Phaeton with snap-in isinglass windows.
  3. Boys under 16 played for the boy's title, tapping their shots back and forth as cautiously as though the ball were a cream-puff and the floor isinglass.

News

  1. Isinglass River trout restocking draws crowd in Rochester

    Nature lovers of all ages took pride in helping restock the Isinglass River Saturday morning.
    on October 21, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

  2. Beauty at Trap Falls

    A heron makes its way across a shallow part of Trap Falls Reservoir in Shelton on Monday, as seen from Isinglass Road with the fall foliage in the background.
    on October 15, 2013     Source: Huntington Herald

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Quotes

  • "There are hundreds of multisyllabic things that go into processing alcohol, from fish bladders-called 'isinglass', used as a fining agent to clarify wine-to myriad other things that people might shudder about if they knew what was in there,"...
    on Dec 30, 2009 By: George Hacker Source: Newsweek

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