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Agate

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(1):

(adv.) On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate.

(2):

(n.) A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; - so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.

(3):

(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.

(4):

(n.) A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.

(5):

(n.) A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Agate'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/a/agate.html. 1828.

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