Pyrite

Pyr"ite

(?), n.;
pl. Pyrites (#).
[Cf. F. pyrite. See Pyrites.] (Min.) A common mineral of a pale brass-yellow color and brilliant metallic luster, crystallizing in the isometric system; iron pyrites; iron disulphide.
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Hence sable coal his massy couch extends,
And stars of gold the sparkling pyrite blends.
E. Darwin.
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