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Celestite, Celestine  n.  (Min.) Native strontium sulphate, a mineral so named from its occasional delicate blue color. It occurs crystallized, also in compact massive and fibrous forms.

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"Celestite" Quotes from Famous Books

... fatigues of continual preaching, had weakened his breast, which occasioned his frequent distempers. But the hardships of his exile were such as must have destroyed a person of the most robust constitution. Pope Celestine, St. Austin, St. Nilus, St. Isidore of Pelusium, and others, call him the illustrious doctor of churches, whose glory shines on every side, who fills the earth with the light of his profound sacred learning, and who instructs by his works the remotest corners of the world, ...
— The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints - January, February, March • Alban Butler

... love with M. de Fontanges. (Aloud.) Celestine! (He shouts out still louder.) Celestine! Come ...
— The Physiology of Marriage, Part II. • Honore de Balzac

... previously been the studio of a painter, but which had been appropriated by the new lodger to an object which we will describe by and by. We will not attempt a description of this new lodger, but will introduce to our readers one more competent to do it. This person is Mlle. Celestine Crepineau, an old maid between thirty-seven and forty-nine years of age. She was tall and thin, and had all her life rejoiced at this, for she had a form three fingers in diameter. True, a broomstick can be grasped between the thumb and index finger, ...
— The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851 • Various

Words linked to "Celestite" :   atomic number 38, sr, mineral, strontium

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