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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arsenic  \Ar*sen"ic\,  a.  (Chem.) 
  Pertaining  to  or  derived  from  arsenic;  --  said  of  those 
  compounds  of  arsenic  in  which  this  element  has  its  highest 
  equivalence;  as  arsenic  acid. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arsenic  \Ar"se*nic\  ([aum]r"s[-e]*n[i^]k;  277),  n.  [L. 
  arsenicum  Gr  'arseniko`n,  'arreniko`n,  yellow  orpiment, 
  perh.  fr  'arseniko`s  or  better  Attic  'arreniko`s  masculine, 
  'a`rrhn  male,  on  account  of  its  strength,  or  fr  Per. 
  zern[=i]kh:  cf  F.  arsenic.] 
  1.  (Chem.)  One  of  the  elements,  a  solid  substance  resembling 
  a  metal  in  its  physical  properties,  but  in  its  chemical 
  relations  ranking  with  the  nonmetals.  It  is  of  a 
  steel-gray  color  and  brilliant  luster,  though  usually  dull 
  from  tarnish.  It  is  very  brittle,  and  sublimes  at  356[deg] 
  Fahrenheit.  It  is  sometimes  found  native,  but  usually 
  combined  with  silver,  cobalt,  nickel,  iron,  antimony,  or 
  sulphur.  Orpiment  and  realgar  are  two  of  its  sulphur 
  compounds,  the  first  of  which  is  the  true  arsenicum  of  the 
  ancients.  The  element  and  its  compounds  are  active 
  poisons.  Specific  gravity  from  5.7  to  5.9.  Atomic  weight 
  75.  Symbol  As 
 
  2.  (Com.)  Arsenious  oxide  or  arsenious  anhydride;  --  called 
  also  {arsenious  acid},  {white  arsenic},  and  {ratsbane}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arsenic 
  n  1:  a  white  powdered  poisonous  trioxide  of  arsenic;  used  in 
  manufacturing  glass  and  as  a  pesticide  and  weed  killer 
  [syn:  {arsenic  trioxide},  {arsenous  anhydride},  {arsenous 
  oxide}] 
  2:  a  very  poisonous  metallic  element  that  has  three  allotropic 
  forms;  arsenic  and  arsenic  compounds  are  used  as 
  herbicides  and  insecticides  and  various  alloys;  found  in 
  arsenopyrite  and  orpiment  and  realgar  [syn:  {As},  {atomic 
  number  33}] 
 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
 
  arsenic 
  Symbol:  As 
  Atomic  number:  33 
  Atomic  weight:  74.922 
  Metalloid  element  of  group  15.  There  are  three  allotropes,  yellow,  black, 
  and  grey.  Reacts  with  halogens,  concentrated  oxidizing  acids  and  hot 
  alkalis.  Albertus  Magnus  is  believed  to  have  been  the  first  to  isolate  the 
  element  in  1250. 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ARSENIC,  n.  A  kind  of  cosmetic  greatly  affected  by  the  ladies,  whom 
  it  greatly  affects  in  turn. 
 
  "Eat  arsenic?  Yes  all  you  get," 
  Consenting,  he  did  speak  up 
  "'Tis  better  you  should  eat  it  pet, 
  Than  put  it  in  my  teacup." 
  Joel  Huck 
 
 




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