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Main Entry: co·balt
Pronunciation: primarystresskomacr-secondarystressbodotlt
Function: noun
Etymology: from German Kobalt "cobalt," an altered form of Kobold, literally, "goblin"; so called because its appearance in silver ore was thought to have been the work of goblins who left it in place of silver which they stole
: a tough shiny silver-white magnetic metallic element that is found with iron and nickel and is used especially in alloys -- see ELEMENT table

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