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Definition of Chatoyance
1. [n -S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Chatoyance
Literary usage of Chatoyance
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1904)
"... whereby a peculiar chatoyance has been developed. Excellent examples of this structure may be seen in the Scottish Mineral Collection in the Edinburgh ..."
2. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Minerals by Sir Henry A Miers, Henry A[lexander] Miers (1902)
"Some of the Ceylonese stones show a beautiful chatoyance, and are much prized as gems; the most remarkable are those known as " cat's- eye " ; owing to the ..."
3. The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art by Canadian Institute (1849-1914) (1860)
"In some directions, a slight chatoyance is observable. Datolite.—Chiefly pale green or colourless, in botryoidal and fibrous masses, and in monoclinic ..."