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per·lite

also pearl·ite  (pûr′līt′)
n.
A natural volcanic glass similar to obsidian but having distinctive concentric cracks and a relatively high water content. In a fluffy heat-expanded form perlite is used as a lightweight aggregate, in fire-resistant insulation, and in soil for potted plants.

[French (from perle, pearl, from Old French; see pearl1) or German Perlit (from Perle, pearl, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *pernula).]

per·lit′ic (pər-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

perlite

(ˈpɜːlaɪt) or

pearlite

n
(Minerals) a variety of obsidian consisting of masses of small pearly globules: used as a filler, insulator, and soil conditioner
[C19: from French, from perle pearl1]
perlitic, pearlitic adj

per•lite

(ˈpɜr laɪt)

n.
a volcanic glass in which concentric fractures impart a distinctive structure resembling masses of small spheroids, used as a plant growth medium.
[1825–35; < French; see pearl1, -ite1]
per•lit′ic (-ˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
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They say she begins already to see 'at he isn't not altogether that nice, generous, perlite, delightful gentleman 'at she thought him afore marriage - he begins a being careless and masterful already.
and with that he lifts his `at as perlite as a lord, and walks away.
Mastic asphalt screed on perlite fill and wood fiber insulation board approx.
Their product line consists of three popular blends: PURE, which is only coco coir; AERATION which is a 50/50 blend of coir and perlite; and COMPOST BLEND, which contain coir, perlite and compost amendments.
Cover the seeds only with a very thin layer of soil or perlite so light reaches them.
Senior Inspector Arthur Gomez, Albay police spokesperson, said that the victim, Miguel De Jocos, was swimming with his older brother and cousins at the former Perlite Mining open hole in the village, a privately-owned area, without permission at 2 p.
com STAY GROUNDED Usually found in the potting shed, perlite is sometimes added to soil.
Perlite is manufactured at less than 1,800 degrees F.
For Gulf Perlite LLC, Project Qatar is all about awareness and promotion of its lightweight insulation concrete.
According to sources close to the matter, the new owners will continue the production of bentonite, perlite, and zeolite, the core activity of the plant.
Note that those pieces of stem that you pruned from the plant during the grooming process can be cleaned of debris, trimmed to 4 to 5 inches long and set into a container of moistened perlite for roots to form for new plants to use in your yard.
You'll need an empty Altoids tin, some perlite, a piece of window screen, and denatured alcohol.