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  • n. A monoclinic-prismatic mineral containing calcium, fluorine, hydrogen, oxygen, and silicon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mineral occurring on Mt. Vesuvius in pale rose-red, spear-shaped crystals. It is probably a fluosilicate of calcium.


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  • According to Father DuCreux, the first fort erected by Champlain on the crest of the promontory, _arx aedificata in promontarii cuspidine_, was not placed on the site of Dufferin Terrace, but at the south-east point of the area, which is now occupied by the Grand Battery, north-east of the present Parliament building and looking down on Sault-au-Matelot street.

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