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It was shaded by dark chestnut hair, just silvered with grey.

So to keep it from doing this the glass is silvered, making a mirror out of it.

The Englishman traversed a shadowy wood, then went by silvered fields.

The silvered thread is rinsed with distilled water and allowed to dry.

It was a daguerreotype, faded and silvered; but the features were those of his wife!

On my right was the harbour, silvered over with a rising moon.

His silvered head and beard moved slightly to the efforts of his brain.

It was gilded, it was silvered, it was painted, it was surrounded with flame.

All the rugged outlines of half-fallen tepees were silvered and softened.

The cloudless sky seemed all of a sudden to be silvered with a new light.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English seolfor, Mercian sylfur "silver; money," from Proto-Germanic *silubra- (cf. Old Saxon silvbar, Old Frisian selover, Old Norse silfr, Middle Dutch silver, Dutch zilver, Old High German silabar, German silber "silver; money," Gothic silubr "silver"), from a common Germanic/Balto-Slavic term (cf. Old Church Slavonic s(u)rebo, Russian serebro, Polish srebro, Lithuanian sidabras "silver") of uncertain relationship and origin. According to Klein's sources, possibly from a language of Asia Minor, perhaps from Akkadian sarpu "silver," literally "refined silver," related to sarapu "to refine, smelt."

As an adjective from late Old English (cf. silvern). As a color name from late 15c. Of voices, words, etc., from 1520s in reference to the metal's pleasing resonance; silver-tongued is from 1590s. The silver age (1560s) was a phrase used by Greek and Roman poets. Chemical abbreviation Ag is from Latin argentum "silver," from the usual PIE word for the metal (see argent), which is missing in Germanic.

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