From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
Antimony \An"ti*mo*ny\ ([a^]n"t[i^]*m[-o]*n[y^]; 112), noun [LL. antimonium, of unknown origin.] (Chem.) An elementary substance, resembling a metal in its appearance and physical properties, but in its chemical relations belonging to the class of nonmetallic substances. Atomic weight, 120. Symbol, Sb.
Note: It is of tin-white color, brittle, laminated or crystalline, fusible, and vaporizable at a rather low temperature. It is used in some metallic alloys, as type metal and bell metal, and also for medical preparations, which are in general emetics or cathartics. By ancient writers, and some moderns, the term is applied to native gray ore of antimony, or stibnite (the stibium of the Romans, and the sti'mmi of the Greeks, a sulphide of antimony, from which most of the antimony of commerce is obtained. Cervantite, senarmontite, and valentinite are native oxides of antimony.
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From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) [gaz-place]:
Antimony, UT -- U.S. town in Utah Population (2000): 122 Housing Units (2000): 81 Land area (2000): 10.115611 sq. miles (26.199311 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 10.115611 sq. miles (26.199311 sq. km) FIPS code: 01860 Located within: Utah (UT), FIPS 49 Location: 38.095716 N, 111.973131 W ZIP Codes (1990): 84712 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Antimony, UT Antimony
From Elements database 20001107 [elements]:
antimony Symbol: Sb Atomic number: 51 Atomic weight: 121.75 Element of group 15. Multiple allotropic forms. The stable form of antimony is a blue-white metal. Yellow and black antimony are unstable non-metals. Used in flame-proofing, paints, ceramics, enamels, and rubber. Attacked by oxidizing acids and halogens. First reported by Tholden in 1450.
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