n. A bronze-like lustre observed in certain minerals, such as hypersthene, due to the presence of minute parallel inclusions.
the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
n. The peculiar bronzelike luster observed in certain minerals, as hypersthene, schiller spar, etc. It is due to the presence of minute inclusions in parallel position, and is sometimes of secondary origin.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
n. A peculiar, nearly metallic luster, sometimes accompanied by iridescence, observed on some minerals, as hyper-sthene, and due to internal reflection from microscopic inclusions: in some cases this is an effect produced by alteration.
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n. German romantic writer (1759-1805)
"… China bashers: outta be complaining about some draconian laws in Canada, before offering advice to foreign...… nice one schiller: maybe instead of trying to make it sound like China was oppressing you, you poor victim, you can..."
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