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litharge

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lith=arge

CIDE DICTIONARY

lithargen. [OE. litarge, F. litharge, L. lithargyrus, Gr. liqa`rgyros the scum or foam of silver; li`qos stone + 'a`rgyros silver. Litharge is found in silverbearing lead ore.].
     Lead monoxide; a yellowish red substance, obtained as an amorphous powder, or crystallized in fine scales, by heating lead moderately in a current of air or by calcining lead nitrate or carbonate. It is used in making flint glass, in glazing earthenware, in making red lead or minium, etc. Called also massicot.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

litharge, n. a usu. red crystalline form of lead monoxide.

Etymology
ME f. OF litarge f. L lithargyrus f. Gk litharguros f. lithos stone + arguros silver

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