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  • adj. abundant with spar (the mineral)
  • adj. resembling spar (the mineral)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling spar, or consisting of spar; abounding with spar; having a confused crystalline structure; spathose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling spar; consisting of or abounding with spar; spathose.


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  • No human imagination can conceive, or words suffice to describe, the glorious radiance which, shot fiercely forth by the flame, was returned from so many hundred thousand points of reflection, afforded by the sparry pillars and their numerous angular crystals.

    The Monastery

  • Looking below me, the distant Sound and Long Island appeared to the east; the bay lay to the south, sprinkled with shipping; under me, the city, girded with bright rivers and sparry forests.

    Sanders' Union Fourth Reader

  • The fisherman could see no smoking chimneys, but there were grottoes in the sparry rocks, and halls in the marble hills, where lived the sea-people – with whom, as old stories say, fishermen and mariners used to meet on lonely capes and headlands in the simple times of the world.

    Granny's Wonderful Chair

  • A body whose external form has been modified by this process is called a crystal; one whose internal arrangement of parts is determined by it is said to be of a sparry structure, and this is known from its fracture.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume III: Modern development of the physical sciences

  • As the sparry rays dilating o'er his forehead climb

    AE in the Irish Theosophist

  • ` ` Am trenching up the sparry-grass, and am gaun to saw some Misegun beans; they winna want them to their swine's flesh, I'se warrant --- muckle gude may it do them.

    Rob Roy

  • We will call them therefore the Enchanted Mountains, not the Goblin; perceiving gratefully also that the Rock spirits of them have really much more of the temper of fairy physicians than of gnomes: each -- as it were with sensitive hazel wand instead of smiting rod -- beckoning, out of sparry caves, effervescent Brunnen, beneficently salt and warm.

    Our Fathers Have Told Us Part I. The Bible of Amiens

  • We shot Bengal lights into the vaults and groins of the sparry cathedrals, and examined all the masterpieces which the four combined engineers, water, limestone, gravitation, and time, could make in the dark.

    The Conduct of Life (1860)

  • This last is found in pretty large masses, and sometimes mingled with sparry iron-ore, in the ravine of Tocume, to the west of the

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • I found in the primitive limestone a great many crystallized pyrites, and rhomboidal fragments of sparry iron-ore of Isabella yellow.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America


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