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containing iron or iron rust; called also chalybeate.


Obsolete term for impregnated with or containing iron salts and for a therapeutic agent containing iron.
[G. chalyps (chalyb-), steel]


(kə-lĭb′ē-ĭt, -lē′bē-)
1. Impregnated with or containing salts of iron.
2. Tasting like iron, as water from a mineral spring.
Water or medicine containing iron in solution.


containing or charged with iron.
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John Henry Metcalfe), casting the proposed removal of the trees in an even broader historical light, journeyed back to 1734 when the Honorable Susanna Noel bequeathed the property including the chalybeate water to the poor:
MacNeil (1946) proposed the Chalybeate Limestone Member to include the Clayton facies containing sand and limestone verses the chalk facies further south in its outcrop belt.
In 1684 a chalybeate spring was discovered on the hills above the village.
The chalybeate spring - named after the iron salts it contains - quickly became recognised for its healing qualities.
The hotel, along with others in the area, catered for the visitors who arrived to partake of the sulphur water and chalybeate, or iron springs.
JONES David (Dai Cwmparc) Suddenly on April 21 at his home, David (Dai Cwmparc) of Chalybeate St, Aberystwyth; beloved husband of Bet, dear father of Gwilym and Delyth, cherished grandfather of Dafydd, Rhian, Ieuan and Sioned, and loving brother of Mair Watts.
Where in the city centre would you find a chalybeate (mineral) spring flowing?
Llanfachreth archives also mention a chalybeate spring - called Ffynnon Goch - believed to have health giving properties.
It was a village with very large and elegantly-furnished inns in an area "highly celebrated for its sulphureted and chalybeate spas which are situated in the romantic and picturesque vale of the Irthing.
The swastikas were sprayed onto two Care Society properties in Cambrian Street and Chalybeate Street.