Definition of Moss agate
1. Noun. An agate resembling moss with brown, black, or green markings.
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Literary usage of Moss agate
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1. The Micrographic Dictionary: A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey (1883)
"14 represents sections of a piece of moss- agate (Indian), showing the silicified fibres of sponge aa, the gemmules 6, a separate fibre at c, and spicula at ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Consult Popular Science Review, New Series, Vol. I, p. 23. Moss-agate or ... In the Chinese moss-agate they appear as thin matted filaments of a preen color ..."
3. The Mines of Colorado by Ovando James Hollister (1867)
"moss agate, or mocha stone, is usually a brownish agate, with dendritic delineations of a brownish-black color and caused by an oxide of iron or manganese; ..."
4. Complete Mineral Catalog by Warren Mathews Foote (1909)
"4.oo 6800 Moss-agate, leek-green sea moss, polished. .75 681 ditto, with patches of chalcedony outlined by carne- lian. i.25 6820 Moss-agate, Mocha-stone, ..."
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