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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHROME

Mr. Chrome took Paul in his arms, and lifted him into it as if he was but a child.

Paul was on his way to Mr. Chrome's shop, to begin work for the day.

Mr. Chrome, who loved to hunt and fish, brought quails and pigeons.

Like the chrome molybdate it would be superfluous as a pigment.

Chrome listened placidly and without impatience of any kind.

But there was no dinner for Chrome's command that day, and, by nightfall, even the ponies were gone.

Chrome is a modern mordant, unknown to the dyer of fifty years ago.

The colours most useful are ultramarine, vermilion, and chrome yellow in powder.

Iron is much easier to fix on cotton than is either alumina or chrome.

I remember a chrome bandage which he shifted from toe to toe.

WORD ORIGIN

1800, "chromium," from French chrome, the name proposed by Fourcroy and Haüy for a new element, from Greek khroma "color" (see chroma); so called because it makes colorful compounds. The name was given to the metallic element now known as chromium (which had been isolated 1798 by French chemist Nicolas-Louis Vauquelin); it continued in commercial use in English for "chrome steel" (steel with 2 percent or so chrome) after the chemical name was changed internationally. As a short form of chromium plating it dates from 1937. Related: Chromic.

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