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1) cat's-eye. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...light from very thin, closely spaced filaments in parallel arrangement within the stone. True cat's-eye, a variety of chrysoberyl from Sri Lanka and Brazil, is the...

2) cat's-eye. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. cat's-eyes1. Any of various semiprecious gems such as chrysoberyl, BeAl2O4, reflecting a band of light that shifts position as the gem is turned....

3) Cat-eyed. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Able to see in the dark. 1 Cat s eye is an opalescent mineral gem. 2...

4) chatoyant. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Having a changeable luster. A chatoyant stone or gemstone, such as the cat's-eye. French, present participle of chatoyer, to shimmer like cats' eyes, from chat, cat,...

5) chrysoberyl. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...used as a gem. It has a vitreous luster and is transparent to translucent. The more valuable cat's-eye is a variety of chrysoberyl. Another variety, alexandrite,...

6) Chalced'ony [kalced'ony]. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...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...

7) 847. Ornament. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...Oriental topaz, lapis lazuli; ruby, balas or balais or balas ruby; emerald, beryl, aquamarine, alexandrite; opal, fire opal, girasol or girasole; garnet, carbuncle;...

8) Bibliography: XI. Folklore and Religion. Van Vechten, Carl. 1922. The Tiger in the House
...Ernest Leroux; Paris; 1896. Two volumes. 2 Bergen, Fanny D.: Animal and Plant Lore, collected from the oral tradition of English and speaking people, with an introduction...

9) XIX. Book II. Wharton, Edith. 1920. The Age of Innocence
...All the old ladies in both families had got out their faded sables and yellowing ermines, and the smell of camphor from the front pews almost smothered the faint...

10) Chapter Nine. The Cat in Art. Van Vechten, Carl. 1922. The Tiger in the House
...Philip Gilbert Hamerton. 1 Almost all the pictures of cats which I remember were done by inferior men, often by artists of a very low grade indeed. The reason for...

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