One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having the form or appearance of glass.‘you will obtain a vitriform matter, the colour of liver’
- ‘Methods for obtaining vitriform transformation from such metastable phase include mechanical pulverization, polishing, energy scanning, cold forming and quenching through thermal treatment.’
- ‘A vitriform, entirely synthetic material characterized by its low specific weight and impact resistance.’
- ‘Conversely, certain clever fraudsters imitate in the furnace the rarer forms of minerals, such as rough red silver, both vitriform and capillary, in order to deceive the curious.’
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