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A semi-precious yellowish-brown variety of quartz with a silky or chatoyant lustre, formed by replacement of crocidolite.
- ‘Charlie recognized it as the stone she wore around her neck; tiger eye.’
- ‘The minerals in my set include fluorite, a very pretty piece of sodalite, and a nice piece of polished tiger eye.’
- ‘This process of elimination continued until he was only left with his tiger's eye and his moonstone.’
- ‘You will need a solar stone, such as citrine, yellow topaz, carnelian or yellow tiger's eye.’
- ‘She had amazing fiery eyes amber, that reminded me of that stone, tiger's eye.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.