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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A star stone; Gems that when cut a particular way exhibit a star (star sapphire).

Usage examples (10)
  • "asteria" of Pliny (so called from their containing a movable six-rayed star), are to be had at Ratnapoora and for very trifling sums.
  • March 10th, 2009 at 7:52 am www asteria poker net says:
  • It was the asteria, or star sapphire, which was alone considered worthy to light even the outer courts of the king over
  • It was the tire of a brilliant wheel, an asteria enclosing the disc with its silver tentacles, an enormous eye filled with flames, a glory carved for for more
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