['ægət] or ['æɡət]
(noun.) an impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony; used as a gemstone and for making mortars and pestles.
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(adv.) On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate.
(n.) A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
(n.) A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.
(n.) A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals.
(n.) A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; -- so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.
adv. agoing on the way.
n. a precious stone composed of layers of quartz of different tints.—adj. Agatif′erous.
Unserious Contents or Definition
To see agate in a dream, signifies a slight advancement in business affairs.
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- Silica is also met with in the carnelian and we find it constituting jasper, agate, cat’s-eye, onyx and opals. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- On his reversing the ar rangement, and carrying on the process for a similar length of time, the sulphuric acid appeared in the agate cup, and the solution of lime on the opposite side. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- Because there is nought agate that fits women to be consarned in. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- I'm fear'd you have some ill plans agate, that bring you about folk's houses at this time o' night. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- In about four hours he had found a strong solution of lime in the agate cup, and sulphuric acid in the cup of gypsum. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- Red porphyry --verde antique--jasper--oriental agate--alabaster--mother-of-pearl --chalcedony--red coral--lapis lazuli! Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- In some instances the wood has been converted into solid jasper or has been changed into opal or agate, or filled with chalcedony or crystallized quartz, with beautifully variegated colors. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- There is prayer and preaching agate in that church. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- But see, these agates are very pretty and quiet. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
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