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gypsum


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gypsum  \Gyp"sum\,  n.  [L.  gypsum,  Gr  ?;  cf  Ar  jibs  plaster, 
  mortar,  Per.  jabs?n  lime.]  (Min.) 
  A  mineral  consisting  of  the  hydrous  sulphate  of  lime 
  (calcium).  When  calcined,  it  forms  plaster  of  Paris.  Selenite 
  is  a  transparent,  crystalline  variety;  alabaster,  a  fine, 
  white,  massive  variety. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gypsum 
  n  :  a  common  white  or  colorless  mineral  (hydrated  calcium 
  sulphate)  used  to  make  cements  and  plasters  (especially 
  plaster  of  Paris) 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Gypsum,  CO  (town,  FIPS  33695) 
  Location:  39.64342  N,  106.94773  W 
  Population  (1990):  1750  (642  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  81637 
  Gypsum,  KS  (city,  FIPS  29250) 
  Location:  38.70579  N,  97.42655  W 
  Population  (1990):  365  (168  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67448 




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