agate


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an impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony

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She had bright hair tied up with a blue ribbon and her gay, lovely eyes were exactly like Colin's unhappy ones, agate gray and looking twice as big as they really were because of the black lashes all round them.
There were forty carbuncles, two hundred and ten sapphires, sixty-one agates, and a great quantity of beryls, onyxes, cats'-eyes, turquoises, and other stones, the very names of which I did not know at the time, though I have become more familiar with them since.
But the walls were made of screens of marble tracery--beautiful milk-white fretwork, set with agates and cornelians and jasper and lapis lazuli, and as the moon came up behind the hill it shone through the open work, casting shadows on the ground like black velvet embroidery.
Out of the 60-page paper that was delivered to my doorstep April 6, 20 of those pages could be considered agate.
Davis, a geological chemist at the University of Chicago, show that concentric shells of fine and coarse crystals alternate to create agate's light-diffracting "iris" bands.
Before construction, westbound traffic narrowed to one lane just west of Agate Street, as traffic enters denser residential neighborhoods and speed limits drop from 55 miles per hour at the overpass to 45 miles per hour through Agate Street and finally 35 miles per hour farther west.
From the Maison Collection, Agate Purple is handtufted of banana silk.
Slabbed and polished agates are legitimate mineral specimens, of course, but Keilmann well knows that not everyone in the mineral world is interested in cryptocrystalline minerals.
Agate Nesaule's memoir is a couragous sharing of the experiences she endured--not just during World War II, but for many years following the war.
Even if you are not, you can increase your planetary luck by buying a piece of Agate before June 21st.
Trillium spokeswoman Debi Farr told The Register-Guard last year that Agate and Centene each would donate $1 million to create a $2 million fund to benefit Oregon Health Plan patients.
"The allegations in James Agate's complaint are beyond false, they are preposterous," TMZ quoted Forstmann's rep, Michael Sitrick, as saying.
FOOTBALL Supporters Federation secretary Mark Agate believes Sven Goran Eriksson still has the backing of fans across England.
The Real Lives of Strong Black Women: Transcending Myths Reclaiming Joy by Toby Thompkins Agate Books, October 2004 $22.95, ISBN 1-932-84100-8