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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.
References in classic literature ?
The buttons of his waistcoat were sixpences; and the knees of his small-clothes were buttoned with silver threepences.
said the Jew, retorting the insults of his oppressor with passion, which, however impotent, he now found it impossible to bridle, ``I will pay thee nothing not one silver penny will I pay thee, unless my daughter is delivered to me in safety and honour?
No silver will I give thee, unless I were to pour it molten down thy avaricious throat no, not a silver penny will I give thee, Nazarene, were it to save thee from the deep damnation thy whole life has merited
Father Snail could not speak, he was too much affected; and so they gave them as a dowry and inheritance, the whole forest of burdocks, and said--what they had always said--that it was the best in the world; and if they lived honestly and decently, and increased and multiplied, they and their children would once in the course of time come to the manor-house, be boiled black, and laid on silver dishes.
Looking up, I saw him flashing desperately in mid-air, a lovely foot of writhing silver.
At the same moment, however, there came from a little distance the musical tinkle of a bell that sounded like silver, a fairy-like and almost startling sound.
She looked down at Dorothy's feet, and seeing the Silver Shoes, began to tremble with fear, for she knew what a powerful charm belonged to them.
Now the Wicked Witch had a great longing to have for her own the Silver Shoes which the girl always wore.
She was not much hurt, but in her fall one of the Silver Shoes came off; and before she could reach it, the Witch had snatched it away and put it on her own skinny foot.
After picking out the silver shoe, which was all that was left of the old woman, she cleaned and dried it with a cloth, and put it on her foot again.
There are also numerous photos of Silver and his family taken on boats, near boats and with fish.
WALLACE, Idaho -- Organizers of Silver Summit 2006 are pleased to announce that 40 of the world's premiere silver mining and exploration companies will participate in this year's Summit, scheduled for Sept.