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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sar’donyx.
 
An orange-brown cornelian. Pliny says it is called sard from Sardis, in Asia Minor, where it is found, and onyx, the nail, because its colour resembles that of the skin under the nail (xxxvii. 6).   1
 


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