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Even if silverware is not used, it tarnishes, especially in towns, because there is so much sulphureted hydrogen in the air.
DIGGERS IN THE EARTHEVA MARCH TAPPAN
It is unalterable in the air for a long time, but at length it tarnishes and presents a greyish-white, half metallic color.
Such a man ought to be cautious how he tarnishes his lineage with unjust or ungenerous sentiments.
A RESIDENCE IN FRANCEJ. FENIMORE COOPER
It tarnishes more easily and inflames less easily than cerium.
Upon being exposed to the air, it tarnishes only by admixture with other metals, turns grey on the surface, and loses its lustre.
Exposed to the air, it tarnishes rapidly, a straw-coloured oxide making its appearance on the surface.
It tarnishes in a day or two, even in dry air, and in contact with moist air it breaks up like ordinary lime.
If any great disgrace ever tarnishes the proud name of Sairmeuse, think of Jean Lacheneur.
THE HONOR OF THE NAMEEMILE GABORIAU
Exposed to the air it tarnishes slightly yellow, and with vinegar affords a crust of verdigris.
Yet to carry out such a figure in detail, as Sir Charles Sedley set himself to do, tarnishes the sudden glory of the opening.
STYLEWALTER RALEIGH