Hard solder, a solder which fuses only at a red heat, as one composed of zinc and copper, or silver and copper, etc.Soft solder, a solder fusible at comparatively low temperatures; as, plumbers' solder, consisting of two parts lead and one part tin, is a soft solder.

(Sol"der), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soldered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Soldering.] [Formerlysoder. See Solder, n.]

1. To unite (metallic surfaces or edges) by the intervention of a more fusible metal or metallic alloy applied when melted; to join by means of metallic cement.

2. To mend; to patch up. "To solder up a broken cause." Hooker.

(Sol"der*er) n. One who solders.

(Sol"der*ing), a. & n. from Solder, v. t.

Solarium to Solen

(||So*la"ri*um) n.; pl. Solaria [L. See Solar, n.]

1. An apartment freely exposed to the sun; anciently, an apartment or inclosure on the roof of a house; in modern times, an apartment in a hospital, used as a resort for convalescents.

2. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of handsome marine spiral shells of the genus Solarium and allied genera. The shell is conical, and usually has a large, deep umbilicus exposing the upper whorls. Called also perspective shell.

(So`lar*i*za"tion) n. (Photog.) Injury of a photographic picture caused by exposing it for too long a time to the sun's light in the camera; burning; excessive insolation.

(So"lar*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Solarized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Solarizing ] (Photog.) To injure by too long exposure to the light of the sun in the camera; to burn.

(So"lar*ize), v. i. (Photog.) To become injured by undue or too long exposure to the sun's rays in the camera.

(So"la*ry) a. Solar. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Sol"as) n. Solace. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(||So*la"ti*um) n. [L. See Solace, n.] Anything which alleviates or compensates for suffering or loss; a compensation; esp., an additional allowance, as for injured feelings.

(Sold) imp. & p. p. of Sell.

(Sold), n. [F. solde. See Soldier, and cf. Sou.] Solary; military pay. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Sol"dan) n.[OE. soudan, F. soudan, from the Arabic. See Sultan.] A sultan. [Obs.] Milton.

(Sol"da*nel) n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Soldanella, low Alpine herbs of the Primrose family.

(Sol"dan*rie) n. The country ruled by a soldan, or sultan. [Poet.] Sir W. Scott.

(Sol"der) n. [Formerly soder; F. soudure, OF. soudeure, fr. OF. & F. souder to solder, L. solidare to fasten, to make solid. See Solid, and cf. Sawder.] A metal or metallic alloy used when melted for uniting adjacent metallic edges or surfaces; a metallic cement. Hence, anything which unites or cements.

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