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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Silver  \Sil"ver\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  silver;  made  of  silver;  as  silver 
  leaf;  a  silver  cup. 
 
  2.  Resembling  silver.  Specifically: 
  a  Bright;  resplendent;  white.  ``Silver  hair.''  --Shak. 
 
  Others  on  silver  lakes  and  rivers,  bathed  Their 
  downy  breast.  --Milton. 
  b  Precious;  costly. 
  c  Giving  a  clear,  ringing  sound  soft  and  clear.  ``Silver 
  voices.''  --Spenser. 
  d  Sweet;  gentle;  peaceful.  ``Silver  slumber.'' 
  --Spenser. 
 
  {American  silver  fir}  (Bot.),  the  balsam  fir.  See  under 
  {Balsam}. 
 
  {Silver  age}  (Roman  Lit.),  the  latter  part  (a.  d.  14-180)  of 
  the  classical  period  of  Latinity,  --  the  time  of  writers 
  of  inferior  purity  of  language,  as  compared  with  those  of 
  the  previous  golden  age,  so-called. 
 
  {Silver-bell  tree}  (Bot.),  an  American  shrub  or  small  tree 
  ({Halesia  tetraptera})  with  white  bell-shaped  flowers  in 
  clusters  or  racemes;  the  snowdrop  tree. 
 
  {Silver  bush}  (Bot.),  a  shrubby  leguminous  plant  ({Anthyllis 
  Barba-Jovis})  of  Southern  Europe,  having  silvery  foliage. 
 
 
  {Silver  chub}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  fallfish. 
 
  {Silver  eel}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  cutlass  fish. 
  b  A  pale  variety  of  the  common  eel. 
 
  {Silver  fir}  (Bot.),  a  coniferous  tree  ({Abies  pectinata}) 
  found  in  mountainous  districts  in  the  middle  and  south  of 
  Europe,  where  it  often  grows  to  the  height  of  100  or  150 
  feet.  It  yields  Burgundy  pitch  and  Strasburg  turpentine. 
 
 
  {Silver  foil},  foil  made  of  silver. 
 
  {Silver  fox}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  variety  of  the  common  fox  ({Vulpes 
  vulpes},  variety  {argenteus})  found  in  the  northern  parts 
  of  Asia,  Europe,  and  America.  Its  fur  is  nearly  black, 
  with  silvery  tips,  and  is  highly  valued.  Called  also 
  {black  fox},  and  {silver-gray  fox}. 
 
  {Silver  gar}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Billfish} 
  a  . 
 
  {Silver  grain}  (Bot.),  the  lines  or  narrow  plates  of  cellular 
  tissue  which  pass  from  the  pith  to  the  bark  of  an 
  exogenous  stem;  the  medullary  rays.  In  the  wood  of  the  oak 
  they  are  much  larger  than  in  that  of  the  beech,  maple, 
  pine,  cherry,  etc 
 
  {Silver  grebe}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  red-throated  diver.  See 
  Illust.  under  {Diver}. 
 
  {Silver  hake}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  American  whiting. 
 
  {Silver  leaf},  leaves  or  sheets  made  of  silver  beaten  very 
  thin. 
 
  {Silver  lunge}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  namaycush. 
 
  {Silver  moonfish}.(Zo["o]l.)  See  {Moonfish} 
  b  . 
 
  {Silver  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  lepisma. 
 
  {Silver  owl}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  barn  owl. 
 
  {Silver  perch}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  mademoiselle,  2. 
 
  {Silver  pheasant}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  beautiful  crested  and  long-tailed  Asiatic  pheasants,  of 
  the  genus  {Euplocamus}.  They  have  the  tail  and  more  or 
  less  of  the  upper  parts  silvery  white.  The  most  common 
  species  ({E.  nychtemerus})  is  native  of  China. 
 
  {Silver  plate},  domestic  utensils  made  of  silver. 




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