Definition of asbestos :
A variety of amphibole or of pyroxene, occurring in long and delicate fibers, or in fibrous masses or seams, usually of a white, gray, or green- gray color. The name is also given to a similar variety of serpentine.
mineral (part of speech: noun)
coal, carbon, lime, mica, talcum, clay, boron, cryolite, barite, iolite, lazurite, peat, azurite, alabaster, fool's gold, fluorspar, corundum, silicate, silica, feldspar, obsidian, glauconite, garnet, bauxite, selenite, gypsum, fluorite, quicklime, kaolinite, aragonite, chalcedony, spar, mineral, lignite, pitchblende, pyroxene, pyrite, pumice, hornblende, molybdenite, calcite, magnesite, orthoclase, crystal, chromite, salt, cobalt, emery, brimstone, brookite, quartz, coke, ozocerite, graphite, vermiculite, sulfur, chlorite, diatomite, rhodonite, manganese
- But I'd advise you to wear asbestos clothing." - "Unwise Child", Gordon Randall Garrett.
- " We haven't the chance of the proverbial celluloid dog chasing the asbestos cat," he shouted to be heard above the roar of the motor. - "Lords of the Stratosphere", Arthur J. Burks.
- The gas is turned on at the foot of the back wall and the asbestos becomes heated and gives off warmth but doesn't burn. - "Ethel Morton's Enterprise", Mabell S.C. Smith.