from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of tiger-eye.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ornamental stone of a yellow color, with brilliant, chatoyant, or opalescent reflections due to its delicate fibrous Structure.
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She lifted up a warrior carved out of tiger's-eye.
The common _cat's-eye_ and the _tiger's-eye_ are varieties of quartz enclosing fibrous minerals or replacing them while still keeping the arrangement that they had.
Cat's-eye and tiger's-eye owe their peculiar appearance to the presence, within them, of many fine, parallel, silky fibers.
Somewhat pricier are Lummertz's newly arrived large-scale oval disk and heart-shaped earrings, featuring tiger's-eye, white or pink opals, crisocola or black onyx set in 18-karat gold.
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