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garnet

G`ARNET, n. [L. granatus, from granum, or granatum, the pomegranate.]

1. A mineral usually occurring in crystals more or less regular. The crystals have numerous sides, from twelve to sixty or even eighty four. Its prevailing color is red of various shades, but often brown, and sometimes green, yellow or black. It sometimes resembles the hyacinth, the leucite,and the idocrase. Of this gem there are several varieties, as the precious or oriental, the pyrope, the topazolite,the succinite,the common garnet, the melanite, the pyreneite, the grossular, the allochroite,and the colophonite.

2. In ships, a sort of tackle fixed to the main stay, and used to hoist in and out the cargo.



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G`ARNET, n. [L. granatus, from granum, or granatum, the pomegranate.]

1. A mineral usually occurring in crystals more or less regular. The crystals have numerous sides, from twelve to sixty or even eighty four. Its prevailing color is red of various shades, but often brown, and sometimes green, yellow or black. It sometimes resembles the hyacinth, the leucite,and the idocrase. Of this gem there are several varieties, as the precious or oriental, the pyrope, the topazolite,the succinite,the common garnet, the melanite, the pyreneite, the grossular, the allochroite,and the colophonite.

2. In ships, a sort of tackle fixed to the main stay, and used to hoist in and out the cargo.

GAR'NET, n. [It. granato; Fr. grenat; Sp. granate; L. granatus, from granum, or granatum, the pomegranate.]

  1. A mineral usually occurring in crystals more or less regular. The crystals have numerous sides, from twelve to sixty or even eighty-four. Its prevailing color is red of various shades, but often brown, and sometimes green, yellow or black. It sometimes resembles the hyacinth, the leucite, and the idocrase. Of this gem there are several varieties; as, the precious or oriental, the pyrope, the topazolite, the succinite, the common garnet, the melanite, the pyrenaite, the grossular, the allochroite, the aplome, and the colophonite. HaĆ¼y. Cleaveland.
  2. In ships, a sort of tackle fixed to the main stay, and used to hoist in and out the cargo.

Gar"net
  1. A mineral having many varieties differing in color and in their constituents, but with the same crystallization (isometric), and conforming to the same general chemical formula. The commonest color is red, the luster is vitreous, and the hardness greater than that of quartz. The dodecahedron and trapezohedron are the common forms.

    * There are also white, green, yellow, brown, and black varieties. The garnet is a silicate, the bases being aluminia lime (grossularite, essonite, or cinnamon stone), or aluminia magnesia (pyrope), or aluminia iron (almandine), or aluminia manganese (spessartite), or iron lime (common garnet, melanite, allochroite), or chromium lime (ouvarovite, color emerald green). The transparent red varieties are used as gems. The garnet was, in part, the carbuncle of the ancients. Garnet is a very common mineral in gneiss and mica slate.

    Garnet berry (Bot.), the red currant; -- so called from its transparent red color. -- Garnet brown (Chem.), an artificial dyestuff, produced as an explosive brown crystalline substance with a green or golden luster. It consists of the potassium salt of a complex cyanogen derivative of picric acid.

  2. A tackle for hoisting cargo in or out.

    Clew garnet. See under Clew.

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Garnet

G'ARNET, noun [Latin granatus, from granum, or granatum, the pomegranate.]

1. A mineral usually occurring in crystals more or less regular. The crystals have numerous sides, from twelve to sixty or even eighty four. Its prevailing color is red of various shades, but often brown, and sometimes green, yellow or black. It sometimes resembles the hyacinth, the leucite, and the idocrase. Of this gem there are several varieties, as the precious or oriental, the pyrope, the topazolite, the succinite, the common garnet the melanite, the pyreneite, the grossular, the allochroite, and the colophonite.

2. In ships, a sort of tackle fixed to the main stay, and used to hoist in and out the cargo.

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