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1. Silica.
2. Finely ground tripoli used as an inert paint filler.

[Latin, hard stone, flint.]
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(Ceramics) a type of heat-resistant glass made from fused quartz
[C16: from Latin: hard stone, flint]
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Noun1.silex - a pure form of finely ground silica
silica, silicon dioxide, silicon oxide - a white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earth's crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechatelierite
2.Silex - a vacuum coffee maker
coffee maker - a kitchen appliance for brewing coffee automatically
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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References in classic literature ?
His important poems were mostly published at this time, in 1650 and 1655, in the collection which he named 'Silex Scintillans' (The Flaming Flint), a title explained by the frontispiece, which represents a flinty heart glowing under the lightning stroke of God's call.
We may give a further word of mention to the voluminous Francis Quarles, who in his own day and long after enjoyed enormous popularity, especially among members of the Church of England and especially for his 'Emblems,' a book of a sort common in Europe for a century before his time, in which fantastic woodcuts, like Vaughan's 'Silex Scintillans,' were illustrated with short poems of religious emotion, chiefly dominated by fear.
The large walls of silex tottered and fell upon the sand, and the sand itself, an instrument of pain when launched from its hard bed, riddled the faces with its myriad cutting atoms.
Nor had those antagonistic forces been dormant, which are always at work wearing down the surface of the land; the great piles of strata had been intersected by many wide valleys, and the trees now changed into silex, were exposed projecting from the volcanic soil, now changed into rock, whence formerly, in a green and budding state, they had raised their lofty heads.
Silex offers installed granite/other counter tops, cabinets and related products to the residential builder, commercial contractor, remodel contractor and retail customer.
Silex General Trading also honoured Al Abedein at their offices as a sign of their appreciation.
Roh- und Halbfabrikate wie Kerne und Abschlage bezeugen die ortliche Verarbeitung von Silex und Quarz, wenn auch nur in vereinzelten Fallen.
According to Silex Systems' CEO Michael Goldsworthy, the CPV technology was ideally suited to Saudi Arabia.
El aprovisionamiento del silex es mas complejo e incluye fundamentalmente variedades obtenidas en Trevino, al sur de la cordillera cantabrica (~50 km), y silex del Flysch proveniente de afloramientos de la costa vizcaina: zonas de Barrika (~28 km) y de Gernika (~20 km).
Scale-Tron's Silex sensor was introduced in 2006 and is in use on over 500 silos worldwide.