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.

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  • "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.

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