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Definition of Chatoyancy
1. [n -CIES]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Chatoyancy
Literary usage of Chatoyancy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Book of Precious Stones: The Identification of Gems and Gem Minerals, and by Julius Wodiska (1909)
"The effect of the chatoyancy is in great part due to the judicious work of the lapidary, and usually the greatest possible effect is produced by the ..."
2. Precious Stones; a Book of Reference for Jewellers by Wallis Richard Cattelle (1902)
"Lustre vitreous to pearly; translucent to opaque; some specimens show an iridescent chatoyancy and play of blue, green, golden-yellow, and red. ..."
3. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"On the road to Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and near Bakersville, Mitchell County, specimens showing a slight blue chatoyancy are found. ..."