opal

[ UK /ˈə‍ʊpə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈoʊpəɫ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color; some varieties are used as gemstones
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How To Use opal In A Sentence

  • Nopalitos also fare well in stews with other vegetables, and, in lieu of the celebration of Lent, with red meats. Nopales, tunas and pitayas
  • Rhopalura Giardi (Julin): Figure 3 male, Figure 4 female, Figure 5 planula. The Evolution of Man — Volume 2
  • As diatoms collect on the ocean floor and are buried deeper and deeper, they are compressed and changed from a form known as diatomite, which is used in swimming pool filters, to opal.
  • I hope you have something a hell of a lot better than copal. AMBERBEACH
  • These include aquamarine, chrome diopside, diamond, jade, labradorite, forsterite, opal, pyrope, variscite, and many unique agates and jaspers.
  • That's like sending an Episcopalian to oversee the Vatican for 20 years.
  • All the precious stones, except moonstone, opal and sphene, have at least the hardness of quartz, and can barely be scratched by metals, even by hard steel. Scientific American Supplement, No. 1082, September 26, 1896
  • I'm fascinated by opal and its mythical reputation, so much so that my main character in my forthcoming novel, The Last Romanov, possesses an opal eye. Dora Levy Mossanen: Fires, Opals and the Romanovs
  • At the very least, a VS store is a few steps above the Indian "hosiery" store where storekeeprs would shout "Ei namaa to opor theke ekta aath-threesh boudir jonne" (Ei throw down a 38 for "boudi" here) with all the subtlety of Shatabdi Express and where Gopal ganjee Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind
  • Similarly, in the blue crab Callinectes sapidus, identical pigments are found in the megalopal retina (unfortunately, zoea larvae have not yet been studied) and in the adult.
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