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English Dictionary: Crystal' by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crystal \Crys"tal\ (kr?s"tal), n. [OE. cristal, F. cristal, L.
      crystallum crystal, ice, fr. Gr. [?][?][?][?], fr.
      [?][?][?][?] icy cold, frost; cf. AS. crystalla, fr. L.
      crystallum; prob. akin to E. crust. See {Crust}, {Raw}.]
      1. (Chem. & Min.) The regular form which a substance tends to
            assume in solidifying, through the inherent power of
            cohesive attraction. It is bounded by plane surfaces,
            symmetrically arranged, and each species of crystal has
            fixed axial ratios. See {Crystallization}.
      2. The material of quartz, in crystallization transparent or
            nearly so, and either colorless or slightly tinged with
            gray, or the like; -- called also {rock crystal}.
            Ornamental vessels are made of it. Cf. {Smoky quartz},
            {Pebble}; also {Brazilian pebble}, under {Brazilian}.
      3. A species of glass, more perfect in its composition and
            manufacture than common glass, and often cut into
            ornamental forms. See {Flint glass}.
      4. The glass over the dial of a watch case.
      5. Anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc.
                     The blue crystal of the seas.            --Byron.
      {Blood crystal}. See under {Blood}.
      {Compound crystal}. See under {Compound}.
      {Iceland crystal}, a transparent variety of calcite, or
            crystallized calcium carbonate, brought from Iceland, and
            used in certain optical instruments, as the polariscope.
      {Rock crystal}, [or] {Mountain crystal}, any transparent
            crystal of quartz, particularly of limpid or colorless

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crystal \Crys"tal\, a.
      Consisting of, or like, crystal; clear; transparent; lucid;
      pellucid; crystalline.
               Through crystal walls each little mote will peep.
               By crystal streams that murmur through the meads.
               The crystal pellets at the touch congeal, And from the
               ground rebounds the ratting hail.            --H. Brooks.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Crystal, MI
      Zip code(s): 48818
   Crystal, MN (city, FIPS 14158)
      Location: 45.03730 N, 93.35935 W
      Population (1990): 23788 (9541 housing units)
      Area: 14.9 sq km (land), 0.2 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 55428
   Crystal, ND (city, FIPS 17060)
      Location: 48.59845 N, 97.66836 W
      Population (1990): 199 (96 housing units)
      Area: 1.7 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 58222

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      Concurrent Representation of Your Space-Time ALgorithms.
      A {recursion equation} parallel language.
      ["A Parallel Language and its Compilation to Multiprocessor
      Machines or VLSI", M.C. Chen, 13th POPL, ACM 1986 pp.131-139].

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      (Ezek. 1:22, with the epithet "terrible," as dazzling the
      spectators with its brightness). The word occurs in Rev. 4:6;
      21:11; 22:1. It is a stone of the flint order, the most refined
      kind of quartz. The Greek word here used means also literally
      "ice." The ancients regarded the crystal as only pure water
      congealed into extreme hardness by great length of time.
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