Silver ranks next to gold in point of ductility and malleability.
It whitens them by its union, and destroys their malleability.
On the other hand, their malleability, ductility, and power of resisting oxygen is generally diminished.
Its malleability is so remarkable that it may be beaten out into leaves not exceeding 1⁄52900 inch in thickness.
And the faith in the malleability ...