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graph·ite

(graf'īt),
A crystallizable soft black form of carbon.
Synonym(s): black lead, plumbago

graphite

[graf′īt]
Etymology: L, graphites, from Gk, graphis a writing instrument
a form of native mineralized carbon whose dust causes a form of pneumoconiosis when it is inhaled. See also pneumoconiosis.

graph·ite

(graf'īt)
A crystallizable soft black form of carbon.
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It was the focal point and a thing of beauty, its great surface shining with blacklead, all the brass knobs golden and polished and the steel and brass fender sparkling.
En 1894, ils atteignent finalement l'ile de Baffin avec la fondation de la mission de l'ile de Blacklead suivie en 1909, de celle de Lake Harbour.