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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A provincial (south of England) name of an echinite or fossil sea-urchin found in the Cretaceous.
  • n. In Scotland, the name of a clay concretion also called clay-dog or clay-stone. See clay-stone and concretion, 3.
  • n. A popular designation of a stone arrow-head, from the superstitious belief that it is of supernatural origin.
  • n. A fanciful name sometimes given to twin crystals of staurolite.

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