- Where possible, flawed sections are removed and larger crystals cut into smaller pieces with minimal wastage by splitting the crystal along natural cleavage planes.
- In fact, it is easy to spot the planes of large ice crystals when you bite into the lolly.
- Natural crystals, by contrast, all bear repeating patterns like those commonly found in the tiling of a bathroom floor.
- The pattern of diffracted rays and their intensity are determined from the arrangement of atoms and number of electrons on each atom in the crystal.
- Scientists soon learned that they could use X-ray diffraction to learn how atoms and molecules were arranged in crystals.
- Thus, the crystals have cleavage planes for the necessary migration aptitude.
- This peak is then used to make the slight correction necessary to bring the crystal oscillator and hence the microwave field exactly on frequency.
- The crystal oscillator is suitable for any fundamental mode crystals in the 5 to 30MHz range.
- A crystal connected to an alternating voltage source will vibrate, generating an alternating voltage.
- Somewhat darker, but no less impressive, is a similarly large crystal of smoky quartz from the Ural Mountains.
- Simultaneously, large quartz crystal groups were formed on the ceiling and walls of the cavern.
- Some are made of pure quartz crystal, but many are made of other types of stone found in abundance on Earth.
- Smoky Quartz is a powerful healing crystal and a grounder of excess energy.
- Steward claims she would not have been able to compete in the marathon without the crystal to awaken her dormant mind power.
- This opaque crystal is a powerful aura cleanser and can be used to clear sacred spaces.
- Lifting up his glass of water, and noting the way the pure crystal glass glinted in the harsh light, he took a small sip from it.
- There are over 40 varieties made from clay, marble, granite, brass, panchaloka, aluminium, papier-mâché rosewood, sandalwood, crystal glass etc.
- There will also be a show of local crafts including fretwork, crystal glass, embroidery, dancing costumes, placemats, potted plants, flowers, and taxidermy.
- I used the best china, crystal, and silver for the table.
- The company is cutting jobs and closing plants to save money as demand ebbs for its china dinner services, glassware and crystal because consumers are spending less.
- Lace tablecloth, lace napkins, her mother's best china and Waterford crystal, and real silver silverware.
- The cornea is the clear part of the eye much like a watch crystal.
- Sapphire crystal is the cover of choice for premium watches.
- The only description I can equate is when the watch crystal catches a beam of sun and dances around the walls/ceilings.
- He peered into the pool of clear, crystal water.
- It was full of green slime and muck instead of crystal clean water.
- It is a great place for little trout as they dart about in the crystal water and feed on the fat flies that unwittingly drop from the branches.
- Completely transparent and unclouded.Example sentences
- Where is the crystal clear, pure, unpolluted water that once characterized the river as well as most shallow wells in the area?
- The waterfalls were crystal clear, while elegant pavilions stand under trees that drip with bright red flowers.
- The river is pale green and crystal clear, with brilliant orange stones on the bed in some parts, and we drank from it all the way along.
- 1.1Unambiguous; easily understood: the house rules are crystal clearMore example sentences
- The sound is also a fantastic element, crystal clear and always understandable.
- But we are quite plain in terms of our policy and Mark has made it absolutely crystal clear that that policy is not about to change.
- As I say, he makes his political position crystal clear.
Late Old English (denoting ice or a mineral resembling it), from Old French cristal, from Latin crystallum, from Greek krustallos 'ice, crystal'. The chemistry sense dates from the early 17th century.
Crystal started out as a term for ice or a mineral that looks like ice. It comes from Old French cristal, and ultimately from Greek krustallos meaning ‘ice, crystal’. Its use as a term in chemistry dates from the early 17th century.
Words that rhyme with crystalBristol, Chrystal, pistol
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