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- n. Plural form of asterion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of sapphire, not perfectly transparent, but showing, when cut round, a stellar opalescence in the direction of the vertical axis of the crystal. Also called oculus cati.
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"asteria" of Pliny (so called from their containing a movable six-rayed star), are to be had at Ratnapoora and for very trifling sums.
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And asteria, the smoke-gray form of sapphire with a six-pointed star.
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