• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Ruby-blende a clear red variety of zinc sulphide: ruby silver
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rubi—L. rubeusruber, red.


In literature:

Transparent blende of a red or reddish-brown colour, such as that found near Holywell in Flintshire, is known as "ruby-blende" or "ruby-zinc.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various

In poetry:

I've ruby and sapphire, blended with gold,
And here's an emerald green,
A parting gift, for my coronet,
From summer's dying queen.
"October" by Sallie Williams Hardcastle

In news:

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