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bauxite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bauxite  \Baux"ite\,  Beauxite  \Beaux"ite\,n.  [F.,  fr  Baux  or 
  Beaux,  near  Arles.]  (Min.) 
  A  ferruginous  hydrate  of  alumina.  It  is  largely  used  in  the 
  preparation  of  aluminium  and  alumina,  and  for  the  lining  of 
  furnaces  which  are  exposed  to  intense  heat. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bauxite 
  n  :  a  clay-like  mineral;  the  chief  ore  of  aluminum;  composed  of 
  aluminum  oxides  and  aluminum  hydroxides;  used  as  an 
  abrasive  and  catalyst 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Bauxite,  AR  (town,  FIPS  4090) 
  Location:  34.55688  N,  92.52604  W 
  Population  (1990):  412  (158  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  72011 




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