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Herbert gold

Herbert, born 1924, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
Thomas, 1920–2004, U.S. astronomer, born in Austria: formulated the steady-state theory of the universe.
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a dense inert bright yellow element that is the most malleable and ductile metal, occurring in rocks and alluvial deposits: used as a monetary standard and in jewellery, dentistry, and plating. The radioisotope gold-198 (radiogold), with a half-life of 2.69 days, is used in radiotherapy. Symbol: Au; atomic no: 79; atomic wt: 196.96654; valency: 1 or 3; relative density: 19.3; melting pt: 1064.43°C; boiling pt: 2857°C related adjectives aurous auric
(as modifier): a gold mine

a coin or coins made of this metal
money; wealth
something precious, beautiful, etc, such as a noble nature (esp in the phrase heart of gold)

a deep yellow colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge
(as adjective): a gold carpet

(archery) the bull’s eye of a target, scoring nine points
short for gold medal
Thomas. 1920–2004, Austrian-born astronomer, working in England and the US: with Bondi and Hoyle he proposed the steady-state theory of the universe
Symbol Au
A soft, shiny, yellow element that is the most malleable of all the metals. It occurs in veins and in alluvial deposits. Because it is very durable, resistant to corrosion, and a good conductor of heat and electricity, gold is used as a plated coating on electrical and mechanical components. It is also an international monetary standard and is used in jewelry and for decoration. Atomic number 79; atomic weight 196.967; melting point 1,063.0°C; boiling point 2,966.0°C; specific gravity 19.32; valence 1, 3. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.


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