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silver in Colours topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsilversil‧ver1 /ˈsɪlvə $ -ər/ ●●● W3 noun  1 [uncountable]HCM a valuable shiny, light grey metal that is used to make jewellery, knives, coins etc. It is a chemical element: symbol Ag a silver necklace cups made of solid silver2 [uncountable]DHC spoons, forks, dishes etc that are made of silver syn silverware It was my job to polish the silver.3 [countable, uncountable]CC the colour of silver The lake sparkled with shades of blue and silver. This season’s colours are rich golds and elegant silvers.4 [countable, uncountable] informalDS a silver medal He won a silver at the last Olympics.5 [uncountable] British EnglishPEC coins that contain silver or are the colour of silver He put his hand into his pocket and brought out a handful of silver.
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silverI ended up with a silver.Also remarkable are the paintings, geometrically designed rooms and wide variety of nearly 200-year-old china and silver.The shuttle was already no more than a streak of silver.Overnight the cloud had been whisked away and a full moon hovered in the sky, drenching the rooftops with pale silver.Necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings; silver and turquoise glittered in the white light.Use a soft cloth to polish the silver.solid silverA miniature oak four-poster bed is £30 and a solid silver canteen of cutlery is £44.The black brows knit, and solid silver laurels bobbed.Four coins from his mint there are extant; two of them are solid silver, and two are plated.Solid value in solid silver will pay dividends, but will it show you a profit?Lucker feels a tug, and reels in a beautiful sea trout, a bullet of solid silver muscle.It was used to produce a cheaper form of tableware than solid silver.I can't really imagine it shedding that solid silver butcher's hook, but who knows?But it was solid silver - and the inscription must have cost a bit as well.