from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of sphene or titanite, occurring in oblique rhombic prisms of an apple-green color.
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"Yes; but what is the ligure or ligurite?" asked Durtal.
"Finally the donor points out to the Virgin the interpretation of certain other matters set in the ring, which in the Middle Ages were regarded as precious: crystal, emblematic of chastity of body and soul; ligurite, resembling amber, more especially figurative of the quality of temperance; lodestone, which attracts iron, as She touches the chords of repentant hearts with the bow of her loving-kindness.