from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a variety of glauconite, found in cavities in amygdaloid and other eruptive rock, and used as a pigment by artists; -- called also mountain green.
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You'll have to wait till I see you to tell you how the warm-hearted modest old warrior and loyal old friend met me — how he took in his the hand of your heart-sore soldier — poor, broken, defeated — profession gone — and looking at him for a moment without speaking, said slowly: "Pickett, if there is anything on the top of God's green earth that I can do for you, say so."
Minisotah, and there gathered a large quantity of green earth which was supposed to contain copper in the crude state.