- A large mineral grain or grain cluster having the shape of an eye in cross-section and occurring in foliated metamorphic rocks such as schist and gneiss. Augens form when large mineral crystals are sheared and deformed during the process of metamorphism.
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Examples from the Web for augen
Sie dachte, es seien die Thrnen, die ihre groen, mden Augen zum ersten Male fllten.
Einen mit groen Augen anschauen, a phrase expressing surprise and astonishment.
Die Augen sind weiter als der Bauch—The eyes are larger than the belly.
Kauf bedarf hundert Augen; Verkauf hat an einem genug—One who buys needs a hundred eyes; one is enough for him who sells.
But as he was come before the towne of Augen in the moneth The earle of Flanders wounded.