While agate could likely be acquired much more cheaply, aristocratic Romans were serious about their agate.
His press aide Mike Sitrick told me that the phone records released by agate "may be bogus."
Indeed, agate admitted in an April 2007 letter that he had been concocting lies and spreading false information about Teddy.
And, like Teddy, I was approached by agate to do business with him.
And that's where Forstmann's relationship with agate took a dangerous turn.
But still she thought either I or Lazarus was excited, and sent only an agate stew-pan, which I also filled.
Some of the bracelets are furnished with studs set with agate or coral.
We were in great dismay, since there was no agate as raw material at hand.
What was agate had slipped out to others as well as ourselves.
But look what it happens to be set in—the mixture of agate, silver, greenish and black quarries.
1560s, from Middle French agathe (16c.), from Latin achates, from Greek akhates, the name of a river in Sicily where the stones were found (Pliny). But the river could as easily be named for the stone.
The earlier English form of the word, achate (early 13c.), was directly from Latin. Figurative sense of "a diminutive person" (c.1600) is from the now-obsolete meaning "small figures cut in agates for seals," preserved in typographer's agate (1838), the U.S. name of the 5.5-point font called in Great Britain ruby. Meaning "toy marble made of glass resembling agate" is from 1843 (colloquially called an aggie).
A type of very fine-grained quartz found in various colors that are arranged in bands or in cloudy patterns. The bands form when water rich with silica enters empty spaces in rock, after which the silica comes out of solution and forms crystals, gradually filling the spaces from the outside inward. The different colors are the result of various impurities in the water.
(Heb. shebo), a precious stone in the breast-plate of the high priest (Ex. 28:19; 39:12), the second in the third row. This may be the agate properly so called, a semi-transparent crystallized quartz, probably brought from Sheba, whence its name. In Isa. 54:12 and Ezek. 27:16, this word is the rendering of the Hebrew cadcod, which means "ruddy," and denotes a variety of minutely crystalline silica more or less in bands of different tints. This word is from the Greek name of a stone found in the river Achates in Sicily.