Words nearby spinel
Origin of spinel
Examples from the Web for spinel
Mrs. Todd's brother got kicked in the spinel string (cord) with a mewel an' he died the same nite.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
Mention has been made above of a stone frequently substituted for the true ruby, called the “spinel” or “balas” ruby.
Limestone is the usual matrix of spinel, although it is more often mined in gravels resulting from the weathering of the matrix.A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public|Frank Bertram Wade
It is in reality a "spinel," a stone of inferior hardness and less intense color and brilliancy than the true ruby.Stories about Famous Precious Stones|Mrs Goddard Orpen
The hardness of Spinel is 8, or about that of topaz, and the specific gravity 3.6.