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Agate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Agate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Agate [ adv.]
- On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate.
2 . Agate [ n.]
- A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
- A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.
- A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals.
- A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; -- so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.