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a thin plate or rod cut in certain directions from a piece of piezoelectric quartz and accurately ground so that it vibrates at a particular frequency
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quartic, quartile, quarto, quartz, quartz clock, quartz crystal, quartz glass, quartziferous, quartz-iodine lamp, quartzite, quartz lamp
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Another 'phylactery' consisted of a tiny bag of hoddentin, holding a small quartz crystal and four feathers of eagle-down.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
But, as we have said, nothing is more effective than the white quartz crystal when found suitable.How to Read the Crystal|Sepharial
She was a simple little thing, and her heart was as pure as quartz crystal.Robbery Under Arms|Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
Armlet of quartz crystal used in the formation of the medicine water of secret orders.Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained|James Stevenson
That is because it is always found combined with oxygen in the form of silica as quartz crystal or sand.Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson