Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In mineralogy, covered or lined with very minute crystals. The surface of a mineral is said to be drusy when composed of very small prominent crystals of nearly uniform size: as, drusy quartz.
- adj. mineralogy Having a druse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Min.) Covered with a large number of minute crystals.
“At times the cleft narrowed so much that we could scarce squeeze up it; at others it expanded into great drusy cavities, studded with prickly crystals or thickly beset with dull, shining fungoid pimples.”
“The deposits of the National district of western Nevada, the most important war-developed antimony deposits of the United States, consist of stibnite veins with a gangue of fine-grained drusy quartz, cutting through flows of rhyolite and basalt.”
“The quartz is generally very friable, full of drusy cavities, and broken up into innumerable small pieces that are often coloured black by the peroxide of manganese.”
“Rushlow, 13, of Lancaster, Ohio, reacts with surprise as he is told that he spelled his word, "drusy," correctly during the semifinals of the National Spelling Bee on Thursday.”
“Agates, drusy, sliced geodes & sizable opaque cabochons have seldom been more popular than they are today, thanks to designers like Melissa Joy Manning, whose newest collection pairs drusy with huge silver pendants.”
“I’ve been doing a lot of rings with drusy quartz, amethyst, and crazy lace agate.”
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