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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In old astronomy: Properly, the apogee of a planet, or the longitude of the apogee. Either apsis of the orbit. The culmination or point of culmination.
  • n. A word adopted from the German by many English and American petrographers to designate a round or lenticular nodule, either a single mineral particle or an aggregate, often found in gneissic or schistose rocks, which in comparison with the inclosing finer-grained material produces an appearance compared to that of an eye. The term eye is less extensively used in this sense.


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