Alcedo

NOUN
  1. type genus of the Alcedinidae
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  • Three gold rings from the Halicarnassian tomb of the fourth century B.C. Note in particular the chalcedony signet ring of a Persian soldier bottom, suggesting the loyalty that Artemisia had to Xerxes. The Battle of Salamis
  • The Brushy Basin sediments contain numerous chalcedony pseudomorph-after-barite concretions that range to more than 30 cm in diameter.
  • It is called la table des Grands Capitaines, and the porcelain top features great military commanders, represented here in a stunning imitation of antique calcedony cameos. French Porcelain
  • Ea ambage Chalcedonii monstrabantur quod priores illuc advecti, praevisa locorum utilitate pejora legissent Tacit. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • The depictions of birds and flowers were executed in precious materials including lapis lazuli, agate, Sicilian red and green jasper, chalcedony, amethyst and quartz as well as superb hard stones.
  • Many ideas have been proposed for the development of chalcedony and the banding in agate.
  • Silica precipitated from aqueous solution at low temperatures gives cryptocrystalline varieties such as opal, jasper, chalcedony, agate, carnelian, onyx, flint, and chert.
  • The matrix is composed of microgranular quartz with some fibrous chalcedony.
  • The sequence is grey granite below, the band of chalcedony, and above it a curious schistose gneiss-formation. The Land of Midian
  • Concretions of chalcedony after barite can be confused with cycads, and the wise collector must learn to differentiate between the two.
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