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Eaglestone

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Eaglestone (Min) A concretionary nodule of clay ironstone, of the size of a walnut or larger, so called by the ancients, who believed that the eagle transported these stones to her nest to facilitate the laying of her eggs; aëtites.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eaglestone A variety of argillaceous oxid of iron, found in masses varying from the size of a walnut to that of a man's head. In form these masses are spherical, oval, or nearly reniform, or sometimes resemble a parallelopiped with rounded edges and angles. They have a rough surface, and are essentially composed of concentric layers. The nodules often embrace at the center a kernel or nucleus, sometimes movable, and always differing from the exterior in color, density, and fracture. To these hollow nodules the Greeks gave the name of eaglestones, from a notion that the eagle transported them to her nest to facilitate the laying of her eggs. Also called aėtites.
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Usage

In literature:

I explained how I had met Captain Eagleston March, and how we had spent the day and the heavenly evening.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
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In news:

Designed to reduce packaging line equipment costs while simplifying product transfers, Eaglestone Equipment's curved incline conveyors transfer products from one elevation to another while rounding a curve ranging from 1° to 180.
Eaglestone Equipment Names Charles Horacek Sales Manager.
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