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Pa"ti*o (pä"tE*O), n. [Sp., a court] (Metal)

A paved yard or floor where ores are cleaned and sorted, or where ore, salt, mercury, etc., are trampled by horses, to effect intermixture and amalgamation.

⇒ The patio process is used to reduce silver ores by amalgamation.


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Pa"ti*o (?), n.

In Spain, Spanish America, etc., a court or courtyard of a house or other building; esp., an inner court open to the sky.


© Webster 1913