Silver


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Silver

A precious metal with the highest electrical conduction properties of any metal. It is used mainly in jewelry, photography, and for scientific and industrial purposes. It has been used as the basis for currencies in the past. Silver is traded as a commodity on various security exchanges. Like many precious metals, silver is volatile but generally maintains relatively high prices.
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The wavering reflection of a silver star in the bosom of the brook told him that he was not mistaken.
Looking up, I saw him flashing desperately in mid-air, a lovely foot of writhing silver.
Just as Rebecca had dropped over her fine features a screen of silver gauze which reached to her feet, the door opened, and Gurth entered, wrapt in the ample folds of his Norman mantle.
Long John Silver unearthed a very competent man for a mate, a man named Arrow.
In the left pocket we saw a huge silver chest, with a cover of the same metal, which we, the searchers, were not able to lift.
And suddenly the door creaked and flew open, and a great heavy chest was pushed in, and behind it came the step-daughter, radiant and beautiful, in a dress all glittering with silver and gold.
The steward awoke from a heavy sleep, but his cracked head was still in such a whirl that he could not have sworn whether the Sheriff had ever owned so much as one silver dish.
Hereupon all the old silver in the colony was handed over to Captain John Hull.
First he shaped the shield so great and strong, adorning it all over and binding it round with a gleaming circuit in three layers; and the baldric was made of silver.
No, no—silver, ‘Duke; silver is the one thing needful, and silver is to be found.
Succeeding years, too wild for song, Then rolled like tropic storms along, Where, through the garish lights that fly Dying along the troubled sky, Lay bare, through vistas thunder-riven, The blackness of the general Heaven, That very blackness yet doth Ring Light on the lightning's silver wing.
She took off her old leather shoes and tried on the silver ones, which fitted her as well as if they had been made for her.