['dʒæspə] or ['dʒæspɚ]
(noun.) an opaque form of quartz; red or yellow or brown or dark green in color; used for ornamentation or as a gemstone.
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(n.) An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking with a smooth surface. It admits of a high polish, and is used for vases, seals, snuff boxes, etc. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called striped / banded jasper. The Egyptian pebble is a brownish yellow jasper.
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To dream of seeing jasper, is a happy omen, bringing success and love. For a young woman to lose a jasper, is a sign of disagreement with her lover.
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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.
- Jasper and the pantry-boy are both out with notes and telegrams. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- At Jasper, some ten or twelve miles from Bridgeport, there was a halt. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Red porphyry --verde antique--jasper--oriental agate--alabaster--mother-of-pearl --chalcedony--red coral--lapis lazuli! Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- From here we took horses and made our way by Jasper and over Waldron's Ridge to Chattanooga. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- 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.