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 Chair of St. Peter (The).Chaldee’s (Kal-dees). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Chalced’ony [kalced’ony].
 
A precious stone, consisting of half-transparent quartz: so called from Chalce’don, in Asia Minor, where it was first found. Its chief varieties are agate, carnelian, cat’s-eye, chrysoprase, flint, hornstone, onyx, plasma, and sard.   1
   Albertus Magnus (book i. chap. 2) says: “It dispels illusions and all vain imaginations. If hung about the neck as a charm, it is a defence against enemies, and keeps the body healthful and vigorous.   2
 


 Chair of St. Peter (The).Chaldee’s (Kal-dees). 

 
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