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- n. Plural form of starstone.
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However, it must be remembered that other species than corundum furnish starstones (amethyst and other varieties of quartz, for example), so that it does not follow that any starstone is a corundum gem.
In these cases (opals, starstones, moonstones, and cat's-eyes) the individual stone is usually easily distinguished from other kinds of stones by its peculiar behavior towards light.
What I thought was-the City of Ice, made with starstones out of that which a god called down from heaven - "