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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.
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.
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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.
Aled Hughes, 37, of Chalybeate Street, Aberystwyth, was given 18 months, Martin Whiston, 44, from Liverpool, said to have been the "Merseyside contact", was given five years and four months, Taranjit Sehmy, 24, of Wolverhampton, the driver in the Wolverhampton side of the operation, was given two and a half years, and Sukhpreet Sall, also 24, and from Wolverhampton, was given four and a half years.
The chalybeate springs rise in a cave cut 40ft into the solid rock at the foot of Allt Cae Coch mountain.
It also comes with the distinction of a Civic Society plaque, marking its 150 year connection with the Chalybeate Well over which it was built in the early 19th century.