Definition of Calcedonies
1. calcedony [n] - See also: calcedony
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Literary usage of Calcedonies
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Home of the Eddas by Charles George Warnford Lock, Sir Clement Le Neve Foster (1879)
"... proportion of boracic acid, and, for want of better occupation, I eked out the day by gathering valueless calcedonies and other mineral specimens in the ..."
2. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1828)
"The same opinion has been supported by Dr MacCulloch -J-, who alleges that calcedonies contain arborizations of two kinds, the one arising from the presence ..."
3. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1828)
"... although he had until then rejected the presence of vegetables in calcedonies, he was persuaded that these stones sometimes contain actual vegetable», ..."
4. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1809)
"It is well known that calcedonies diner very much in ... calcedonies, one of them was found to contain two extraneous bodies ; that is, ..."
5. Atlantic Journal and Friend of Knowledge by C S Rafinesque (1833)
"... they should then be deemed circular calcedonies; but they are very different from the ma- millar ... calcedonies. Yet I was right to say that the fossil ..."
6. The American Mineralogical Journal: Being a Collection of Facts and by Archibald Bruce (1814)
"Of minerals we got none but zeolites, calcedonies, and some native copper. ... The calcedonies are difficult to procure, but are some of them magnificent. ..."
7. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1867)
"... that the matrix or trap was not exposed to igneous fusion, and that the calcedonies and zeolites were metamorphic after the deposition of the trap. ..."
8. Economic Geology; Or, Geology in Its Relations to the Arts and Manufactures by David Page (1874)
"have long been employed for ornamental purposes. calcedonies (Chalcedon in Asia Minor) of fine uniform colour are prized for seals—their toughness allowing ..."