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Noun1.ferrocerium - a pyrophoric alloy of iron with cerium; used for lighter flints
pyrophoric alloy - an alloy that emits sparks when struck or scratched with steel; used in lighter flints
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The scientists are working with seven lanthanide oxides: lanthanum, which is used in carbon lighting applications and optical glass manufacturing; cerium, used as a catalyst in sell-cleaning ovens; praseodymium, commonly used in an alloy found in lighter flints and carbon electrodes for are lighting; neodymium, used for coloring glass and ceramics and for filtering infrared radiation; samarium, used in magnets, in alloys with cobalt, and in nuclear reactors: and gadolinium, which is also used in magnets.
This contained all sorts of goodies including candies, more canned fruit, razor blades, lighter flints, candles, cigarettes and even chewing and pipe tobacco.