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1) opal. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...opal, (o´pl) (KEY) , a mineral consisting of poorly crystalline to amorphous silica, SiO2ˇnH2O; the water content is quite variable but usually ranges from 3% to...

2) Opal. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Opal (O-puhl), village (1990 pop. 95), Lincoln co., SW Wyo., on Hams Fork, and 11 mi/18 km E of Kemmerer; 41°46'N 110°19'W. Elev. c.6,668 ft/2,032 m. Shipping point...

3) Opal Cliffs. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Opal Cliffs, uninc. town (1990 pop. 5,940), Santa Cruz co., SW Calif., residential suburb 3 mi/4.8 km E of downtown Santa Cruz, on W side of Soquel Cove, Monterey...

4) Opal of Alphonso XII. (of Spain). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...seemed to be fatal. The king, on his wedding day, presented an opal ring to his wife (Mercedes, daughter of the Duke of Montpensier), but her death occurred soon...

5) fire opal. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...An opal with brilliant flamelike yellow, orange, and red colors. Also called girasol....

6) opal. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...silica. 2. A gemstone made of this mineral, noted for its rich iridescence. Middle English opalus, from Latin, alteration of Greek opallios, probably from Sanskrit...

7) Cerau'nium. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The opal. So called by the ancients from a notion that it was a thunder-stone. (Latin, ceraunium; Greek, kerau nios.) 1...

8) girasol. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. also girˇoˇsol See fire opal. 2. also girˇaˇsole See Jerusalem artichoke. Italian girasole, sunflower, opal : girare, to turn; see girandole + sole, sun (from...

9) opalescent. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Exhibiting a milky iridescence like that of an opal. opalˇescence -NOUN...

10) hyalite. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A clear colorless opal. Greek hualos, glass + -ite1....

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