- a chalcedony that is used for cameos and has sard and chalcedony of another color, usually white, arranged in straight parallel bands.
Origin of sardonyx
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On a rock of sardonyx he strove to break it then, but Durendala remained unharmed.A Book of Myths
Van Busch was in the act of taking back the sardonyx signet-ring.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
It is a happy phrase, that which closes the career of Sardonyx.
And after dinner she read me the first part of Sardonyx; it took three hours.
But they have no more to do with Sardinians than they have with sardines or sardonyx.More Science From an Easy Chair
Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
- a variety of chalcedony with alternating reddish-brown and white parallel bands, used as a gemstone. Formula: SiO 2
C14: via Latin from Greek sardonux, perhaps from sardion sardine ² + onux nail
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