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enamel, tooth enamelnoun
hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth
a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection
a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish
any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze
coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
An opaque, glassy coating baked onto metal or ceramic objects.
A coating that dries to a hard, glossy finish.
The hard covering on the exposed part of a tooth.
to coat or decorate something with enamel
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
Down from her eyes welled the pearles round,
Upon the bright enamel of her face;
Such honey drops on springing flowers are found,
When Phœbus holds the crimson morn in chace. Edward Fairfax.
There are various sorts of coloured glasses, pastes, enamels, and factitious gems. John Woodward, on Fossils.
Etymology: from amel.
Must I, alas!
Frame and enamel plate, and drink in glass? John Donne.
See Pan with flocks, with fruits Pomona crown’d;
Here blushing Flora paints th’ enamell’d ground. Alexander Pope.
I bequeath to the earl of Orrery the enamelled silver plates, to distinguish bottles of wine by. Jonathan Swift, last Will.
Higher than that wall, a circling row
Of goodliest trees, loaden with fairest fruit,
Blossoms, and fruits at once of golden hue,
Appear’d with gay enamel’d colours mix’d. John Milton, Pa. Lost.
To practise the use of enamel.
Though it were foolish to colour or enamel upon the glasses of telescopes, yet to gild the tubes of them may render them more acceptable to the users, without lessening the clearness of the object. Boyle.
a variety of glass, used in ornament, to cover a surface, as of metal or pottery, and admitting of after decoration in color, or used itself for inlaying or application in varied colors
a glassy, opaque bead obtained by the blowpipe
that which is enameled; also, any smooth, glossy surface, resembling enamel, especially if variegated
the intensely hard calcified tissue entering into the composition of teeth. It merely covers the exposed parts of the teeth of man, but in many animals is intermixed in various ways with the dentine and cement
to lay enamel upon; to decorate with enamel whether inlaid or painted
to variegate with colors as if with enamel
to form a glossy surface like enamel upon; as, to enamel card paper; to enamel leather or cloth
to disguise with cosmetics, as a woman's complexion
to practice the art of enameling
relating to the art of enameling; as, enamel painting
Etymology: [Pref. en- + amel. See Amel, Smelt, v. t.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en-am′el, n. the name given to vitrified substances applied chiefly to the surface of metals: any smooth hard coating, esp. that of the teeth: anything enamelled.—v.t. to coat with or paint in enamel: to form a glossy surface upon, like enamel:—pr.p. enam′elling; pa.p. enam′elled.—adj. En-am′ellar.—ns. Enam′eller, Enam′ellist; Enam′elling. [O. Fr. enameler—en, in, esmail, enamel. Cf. Eng. Smelt, Melt.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a vitreous compound, easily fusible, and coloured in various tints by the admixture of different metallic oxides; is fused to the surface of metals for utility and ornament; was known to the European and Asiatic ancients, and has maintained its popularity to the present day. Various schools have been formed, of which the Byzantine, Rhenish, and Limoges are the most noted.
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The numerical value of enamel in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of enamel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of enamel in a Sentence
We've just found a way to make that a much faster process. Driving healthy calcium and phosphate minerals into your enamel, and through a natural process it will bind on and add to the enamel that's there.
The enamel on the vase is special because it uses yangcai (foreign) enamels on a yellow ground a special color traditionally reserved for the emperor, its a high-quality vase because it was court commissioned, so it would have been of a high value when it was made. It is very exciting, and weve had a lot of interest already.
Cremation destroys all organic matter [ including DNA ] but all the inorganic matter survives and we know, from the study of tooth enamel, that there is a huge amount of information contained in the inorganic fraction of human remains.
This acidity weakens enamel making it a lot more prone to staining, tooth decay and breakage.
The bacteria metabolize sugars, and the byproduct of that is acid, acid bathing the teeth is what dissolves away the enamel — the hard outer covering of the tooth — and that's what causes cavities.
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- емайлирам, емайл, глечBulgarian
- esmaltar, esmaltCatalan, Valencian
- sklovina, smaltCzech
- Schmelz, Email, emaillieren, Zahnschmelz, EmailleGerman
- σμάλτο, εμαγιέ, έγκαυστον, αδαμαντίνη, επισμαλτώνω, βερνικώνωGreek
- emajlo, emajliEsperanto
- esmaltar, enlozado, esmaltado, esmalteSpanish
- hammaskiille, emali, kiilleFinnish
- émailler, glaçure, émailFrench
- cruan, geiltrigeadhScottish Gaelic
- emaliizar, emalioIdo
- lakk, glerungur, lakkaIcelandic
- lacca, smalto, smaltareItalian
- emaljeNorwegian Nynorsk
- szkliwo, emaliaPolish
- esmaltar, esmaltePortuguese
- эмалировать, эмальRussian
- emajlirati, gleđ, caklina, emajl, цаклина, глеђ, gleđosatiSerbo-Croatian
- emaljera, emaljSwedish
- mine, sırlamak, emaylamak, emayeTurkish
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