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Wagnerite

Wag′ner-ite

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Noun.
(Min.)
A fluophosphate of magnesia, occurring in yellowish crystals, and also in massive forms.

Definition 2021


Wagnerite

Wagnerite

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Noun

Wagnerite (plural Wagnerites)

  1. An admirer of Richard Wagner and/or his work.
    • 1999, Michael Ajzenstadt, "Bayreuth's magic endures", The Jerusalem Post, 23 August 1999:
      The magic and charm of Bayreuth will never vanish. It is an experience every music lover in general and every Wagnerite in particular owes to himself at least once in a lifetime.
    • 2005, George Jahn, "Wagner festival attracts stars and opera lovers", Deseret News, 31 July 2005:
      As always, this year's 30 performances were sold out well before curtain time, with nearly 60,000 Wagnerites paying hundreds of euros for the best tickets.
    • 2005, Melinda Bargreen, "Ringheads have fiery devotion", The Seattle Times, 7 August 2005:
      Herrmann, like many Wagnerites, started listening to opera as a youngster: "My father played the old 78 rpm recordings for me, and had me read the Edda [Old Norse sagas, one of Wagner's major sources for his 'Ring']."

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wagnerite

See also: Wagnerite

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Noun

wagnerite (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A combined phosphate and fluoride of iron and magnesium.