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The French adopt the same derivation, calling it "asbeste" (minèral filamenteux et incombustible).
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
Its similarity with the numerous derivatives of the verb damno have probably obscured the true derivation of the word.
His method is hence inductive,--the derivation of certain principles from a sum of given facts and phenomena.
In a word, the term contains a series of expressive innuendos by its etymological derivation.
Another etymological example sometimes cited is the derivation of the English uncle from the Latin avus.
In the derivation of words, I found most of them defective; nor, indeed, were any of them good grammarians.
WITCH, WARLOCK, AND MAGICIANWILLIAM HENRY DAVENPORT ADAMS
Across the hall from it, also of antique derivation, was the Star Chamber.
Oblige us by considering the derivation of the word "sarcophagus," and see if it be not suggestive of potted meats.
Shakespeare's spelling of the word "Apricocks" takes us at once to its derivation.
It appears to me, however, that the transition from cedorwrach to ceterach is more easy, and is a more probable derivation.

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