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rock crystal

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Definition of rock crystal in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Transparent quartz, typically in the form of colourless hexagonal crystals: a piece of rock crystal [as modifier]: a rock crystal ball [count noun]: Scottish beachcombers can expect rock crystals and cairngorms
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  • Crystal gazing seeks visions allegedly seen in a ball of rock crystal, preferably quartz.
  • The rock crystal pieces were complemented by a positive kaleidoscope of coloured hardstones.
  • However in the pagan period, rock crystal was used to make crystals balls about 2 inches in diameter.

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