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A ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor.  Synonyms: atomic number 29, copper.

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"Cu" Quotes from Famous Books

... [crossed p] Scociam se Regem Scocie falso fec[a]t n[o]iare [t] [t] ministros [Rx] in [crossed p]t[i]bus Scocie in[t]fecit at[crossed q] dux^t excercit[u] hostili[t] contr^a Reg[e] [crossed p] judici[u] Cu[r] [Rx] apud West[m] dist^ahendo suspendendo decollando e[j] viscera concremando ac e[j] corpus q^arterando cu[j] cor[crossed p]is quar[t]ia ad iiij majores villas Scocie t^asmittebantur hoc anno.... ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 213, November 26, 1853 • Various

... Servilius Omepio, and Cu. Manlius, successively experienced the same fate. With the barbarians victory bred presumption. Their chieftains met and deliberated whether they should not forthwith cross into Italy, to exterminate or enslave the Romans, and make Kymrian spoken at Rome. Scaurus, a prisoner, was in the tent, ...
— A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times - Volume I. of VI. • Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot

... the pit and the first thing that caught his uncle's eye was a large sign: Sand and Gravel for Sale Price 5oc per cu. yd. Cash or Labor Inquire ...
— Hidden Treasure • John Thomas Simpson

... "The cir-cu-la-tion!" repeats Mr. George, folding his arms upon his chest and seeming to become two sizes larger. "Not much of that, ...
— Bleak House • Charles Dickens

... impertinently, I think, as being the younger, objected and wished her husband Marquis of Monthermer. This difference has been adjusted, by making Sir Edward Montagu Lord Beaulieu, and giving the title of the family to Lord Brudenel. With pardon of your Cu-blood, I hold, that Lord Cardigan makes a very trumpery figure by so meanly relinquishing all Brudenelhood. Adieu! let me know soon when you will ...
— The Letters of Horace Walpole Volume 3 • Horace Walpole

... bear, fer ye jest tumbled clar head over heels backwards outen the boat. Et that very same moment I suspicion the bomb busted in his belly, fer he went clean rampageous loony. He rolled right over an' over to'rds us, n' befo' we c'd rightly see wat wuz comin', we cu'dnt see anythin' 'tall; we wuz all grabbin' at nothin', some'rs underneath the whale. When I come to the top, I lit eout fer the fust thing I c'd see to lay holt of, which wuz old squarhead himself, deader 'n pork. I ...
— The Cruise of the Cachalot - Round the World After Sperm Whales • Frank T. Bullen

... but cruell tyrant eyes; Loe here the blossome of my youthfull yeares, Nipt with the fresh of thy wraths winter, dyes! Here on Loves altar I doo offer up This burning hart for my soules sacrifice; Here I receave this deadly-poysned cu[p] Of Circe charm'd, wherein deepe magicke lyes. Then teares, if you be happie teares indeed, And hart, if thou be lodged in his brest, And cup, if thou canst helpe despaire with speed, Teares, hart, and cup, conjoine to make me blest! Teares move, hart win, cup cause, ruth, ...
— The Affectionate Shepherd • Richard Barnfield

... as appears in the vowels afore going, but not so frequently as the rest, as [h]ugh long, hug short; [h]uge, voluble, superfluous after b and g, as build, guard, not regard, q being call'd cu, needs ...
— Magazine, or Animadversions on the English Spelling (1703) • G. W.

... houses of stone, the streets faire and large, and straight forth from one end of the towne to the other as a line; and all the pavement of the city was of bricke, and the more it rained into the towne, the fairer the streets were: there saw he the tombe of Virgill, and the highway that he cu[t] through the mighty hill of stone in one night, the whole length of an English mile," &c. ...
— The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus • Christopher Marlowe

... dependent to a high degree on the number of individuals per square meter. I have sown two similar and neighboring beds with the thoroughly mixed seeds of parent-plants of the same strain and culture, using as much [394] as 2.5 cu. cm. per square meter. On one of the beds I left all the germinating plants untouched and nearly 500 of them flowered, but among them 360 were almost without pistillody, and only 10 had full crowns. In the other bed I weeded away more ...
— Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation • Hugo DeVries

... long and erudite note in his Shakespeare, vii. 536. "Il me semble," says Madame De Stael, "cu'en lisant cette tragedie, on distingue parfaitement dans Hamlet l'egarement reel a travers l'egarement affecte."—Mme. De Stael de la Litterature, c. xiii. See also Schlegel ...
— The Works of Samuel Johnson in Nine Volumes - Volume V: Miscellaneous Pieces • Samuel Johnson

... sulfuric acid to it. Put the required amount of cyanide in a thin paper bag and when all is ready, drop it into the liquid and leave the room immediately. For mills and dwellings, use 1 oz. of cyanide for every 100 cu. ft. of space. Make the doors and windows as tight as possible by pasting strips of paper over the cracks. Remove the silverware and food, and if brass and nickel work cannot be removed, cover with vaseline. Place the proper amount of the acid and water for every room in 2-gal. jars. ...
— Manual of Gardening (Second Edition) • L. H. Bailey

... lef me—when mah Hannah went away—ah use tuh go aftah night to de place whah she lived, jes' to heah huh laff again. Ah'd stan' out in d' dahk, an' ah'd see huh shadow on de cu'tin, an' den ah'd heah huh laff an' laff lak she always done, an' den—ah'd come home! Ah done dat all dese yeahs sense mah Hannah lef me. Dinah's all right. Ah ain' complainin' none 'bout Dinah. Ah mah'd huh caze ah wuz lonesome, an' she suttinly bin a good wife to me. Ahm goin' to wuk foh ...
— Many Kingdoms • Elizabeth Jordan

... was in the chair one of his aids was the great Dan-iel Web-ster, who looked af-ter the laws of all the states. He had been in of-fice but a short time, when a band of men tried to get Cu-ba from Spain; but they were soon put down. He was in of-fice one term, and then went home to Buf-fa-lo, and took up the prac-tice of law a-gain. In 1855 he went to Eu-rope, where he stayed for one year; he then came home to lead a qui-et life, full of stud-y, ...
— Lives of the Presidents Told in Words of One Syllable • Jean S. Remy

... Austrian rose, and I have several now in bloom. Mr. Bentley is with me, finishing the drawings for Gray's Odes; there are some mandarin-cats fishing for gold fish, which will delight you; au reste, he is just where he was: he has heard something about a journey to Haughton, to the great Cu(314) of Hauculeo, but it don't seem fixed, unless he hears farther. Did he tell you the Prices and your aunt Cosby had dined here from Hampton Court? The mignonette beauty looks mighty well in his grandmother's jointure. The Memoires of last year are quite finished, but ...
— The Letters of Horace Walpole, Volume 2 • Horace Walpole

... the frequent phrase of a Gothamite contemporary, 'a cu'ros thing;' and not the least curious phase which it presents is the difference between what people say before juries and what they think; as is fully illustrated in ...
— The Continental Monthly, Vol 2, No 6, December 1862 - Devoted to Literature and National Policy • Various

... will be more prudent, for since I have left you I can't help drinking, and I might talk, you know, sir, I might, and let out what we should both be sorry for. Send me away to foreign countries where I can keep traveling, and make it always summer. I hate the long nights when it is dark. I see such cu-u-rious things. Pray! pray let me go and take these with me, and never ...
— It Is Never Too Late to Mend • Charles Reade

... Odonata; in Agrionidae the cells included between the short sector (M 4 Comst.) and the upper sector of the triangle (Cu 1, Comst.), and between the quadrilateral (or quadrangle) and the vein descending ...
— Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology • John. B. Smith

... sixth ring a wall of stone laid in mortar was built between the lining and the rock to serve as a dam to retain grout. The interstices between the hand-packed stones were then filled with 1 to 1 grout of cement and sand, ejected through the iron lining. The concrete cradles averaged 1.05 cu. yd. per ft. of tunnel, and cost, exclusive of materials, $6.70 per cu. yd., of which $2.25 was for labor and $4.45 was for top charges. The hand-packed stone averaged 1-1/2 cu. yd. per ft. of tunnel, and ...
— Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910 • James H. Brace, Francis Mason and S. H. Woodard

Words linked to "Cu" :   malachite, cu in, bronze, chalcocite, copper glance, metallic element, atomic number 29, copper pyrites, metal, conductor, brass, peacock ore, cu ft, chalcopyrite, copper, bornite, blister copper

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