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- n. A figure of speech in which multiple arguments are brought to bear on a single point
- n. A green form of pyroxene.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A figure by which arguments are placed in various points of view, and then turned to one point.
- n. A dark green or bronze-colored laminated variety of pyroxene, common in certain igneous rocks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rhetoric, a figure of speech by which arguments are placed in various points of view, and then brought to bear all upon one point.
- n. A variety of pyroxene, commonly of a green color, characterized by its lamellar or foliated structure. As formerly used, the term covered metalloidal diallage or bronzite, also schillerspar and hypersthene.
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In the district of Glatz the fissures of the gabbro are filled with a steatite of a greenish white colour, and the rock which was long thought to belong to the grunsteins* is a close mixture of feldspar and diallage.
Feldspar with a basis of souda (compact feldspar) forms, with diallage, the euphotide and serpentine; with pyroxene, dolerite and basalt; and with garnet, eclogyte.
I found no traces of this grey copper: it is probably the metalloid diallage that has given the Cerro de Guanabacoa the reputation of riches in gold and silver which it has enjoyed for ages.
I found in it a few garnets, but no metaloid diallage.
In both these states I could not discover in it either garnets, hornblende, or diallage.
It contains no garnet or amphibole, but metalloid diallage disseminated in the mass.
The serpentine is sometimes of an esquillous, sometimes of a conchoidal fracture: this was the first time I had found metalloid diallage within the tropics.
I found no traces of this grey copper: it is probably the metalloid diallage that has given the Cerro de
The greenstones, either pure, or inclosing laminae of diallage (as in the Fichtelgebirge), and passing into serpentine, have sometimes penetrated, in the form of strata, into the old stratified fissures of green argillaceous slate, but they more frequently traverse the rocks in veins, or appear as globular masses of greenstone, similar to domes of basalt and porphyry.
'Euphotide' and serpentine, containing sometimes crystald of augite and uralite instead of diallage, are thus nearly allied to another more frequent, and I might almost say, more 'energetic' eruptive rock -- augitic porphyry.