• The king climbs to crystal tower to reach Zoulvisia
    The king climbs to crystal tower to reach Zoulvisia
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crystallization a mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation
    • n crystallization a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
    • n crystallization the formation of crystals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All snow crystals are hexagonal.
    • Crystallization (Chem. & Min) The act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized; the formation of crystals.
    • Crystallization The body formed by crystallizing; as, silver on precipitation forms arborescent crystallizations .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is a 6-foot tall stone monument dedicated to the cartoon character Popeye in Crystal City, TX. .
    • n crystallization The process by which the molecules of a substance which is in the state of a liquid (or vapor) unite in regular (crystalline) form when it solidifies by cooling or evaporation. If the process is slow and undisturbed, the molecules assume a regular arrangement, each substance taking a determinate form according to its natural laws; but if the process is rapid or disturbed, the external form may be more or less irregular. An amorphous solid body may also undergo partial crystallization by a molecular rearrangement, giving it a more or less complete crystalline structure, as, for instance, in the iron of a railroad-bridge after long use. See crystallography.
    • n crystallization The mass or body formed by the process of crystallizing.
    • n crystallization Also spelled crystallisation.
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  • Linall Jr. A. L.
    Linall Jr. A. L.
    “Good character is like a rubber ball -- thrown down hard -- it bounces right back. Good reputation is like a crystal ball -- thrown for gain -- shattered and cracked.”
  • Jim Bakker
    Jim Bakker
    “Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “Sentiment is intellectualized emotion; emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.”
  • George Orwell
    “But the thing that I saw in your face no power can disinherit: No bomb that ever burst shatters the crystal spirit.”
  • Delsarte
    “The object of art is to crystallize emotion into thought and then give it form.”
  • Paul J. Meyer
    Paul J. Meyer
    “Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. cristallization,


In literature:

But if ever you need me sorely, crush the crystal ball, and I will be with you.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
The movements of the other boy were crystal-clear to Tom.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
It was an angled prism of crystal, star-shaped, set in a frame which could get the star spinning like a solidopic.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Crystal had answered, and here was Mr. Julian Bayne at the hotel and on the wire.
"The Ordeal" by Charles Egbert Craddock
Twinned crystals, though not of infrequent occurrence, are, however, far less common than simple (untwinned) crystals.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Old solutions sometimes contain crystals of the dye-stuff which have separated out.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
In the very heart of the flower stood a little Prince, fair and transparent as crystal.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
It was long before a native could be induced to handle the crystal blocks.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
We can prevent the crystal formation, we can control the size of the crystal as it forms.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
There were sconces on the walls, and a crystal chandelier for wax candles was suspended from the centre of the ceiling above the table.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
The crystal was afterward placed on the rug opposite the basket of feathers.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
The crystals may become lenticular by curvature of certain faces.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
Imbedded in the sticky surface the boy saw some white crystals, which glinted and sparkled in the sun.
"The White Crystals" by Howard R. Garis
It crystallizes in needles (from hot water) which melt at 72 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
On prolonged exposure to light the crystals become dull and opaque.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
The crystals are prismatic in habit, and closely resemble topaz in form and interfacial angles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
Yes, this was the crystal hall with the emerald lizards and the sky-blue snakes.
"Fairy Circles" by Unknown
The light of the candles is flashed back by glittering crystals.
"The Jenolan Caves" by Samuel Cook
It was a tiny crystal bowl scarce large enough for his finger tips.
"King-Errant" by Flora Annie Steel
It crystallizes in long yellow needles and decomposes readily on heating into the monochloride and chlorine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

An when shoo laffs, it saands as if
A little crystal spring,
Wor bubblin up throo silver rocks,
Screened by an angel's wing.
"My Polly" by John Hartley
It has a roof, as crystal bright,
Formed of one gem of dazzling light;
Yet mortal eye has ne'er
Seen Him who placed it there.
"Parables And Riddles" by Friedrich von Schiller
Beside thy tomb the TRAV'LLER'S tear
Shall join the crystal spring;
Around the solemn dirge of woe
Shall sainted DRUIDS sing;
"Lewin and Gynneth" by Mary Darby Robinson
They boast of Ormuz's milk-white pearls,
The ruby's magic art,
And proudly wear the crystal drop
That fires the diamond's heart.
"Mystery Of Carmel" by Madge Morris Wagner
And to mix with those who, robed and crowned,
Walk by the crystal sea;
To gather with the other lambs
Beside the Saviour's knee.
"Little Minnie" by Nora Pembroke
So thin has grown, like a precious stone,
The wall no eye might pass,
You may have vision of your own
As through a crystal glass.
"The Wall Between" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

Corned beef is so named because corn-sized crystals of salt were once used to brine, or preserve, large cuts of beef brisket and beef round.
Vajazzling, the latest trend in Swarovski crystal vaginal bejewelment, debuted on the national vaginal stage this January.
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. Marsha Berkbigler announced her candidacy Tuesday for Washoe County Commission District 1, which serves Incline Village/Crystal Bay.
Clear Transparent Bumper Pure Crystal Soft Gel TPU Skin Case Cover for the Apple iPhone 4 4G 16GB 32GB.
Crayfish , with their menacing tentacles and angry clamp, may be the least attractive thing a fisherman would find in the crystal blue water of Lake Tahoe.
I really want my children to learn about orgones, pherenology and crystal focusing energy.
Ready to "Melt for You" are Tainted Love, the host of Saturday's Creeper 's Ball in the Crystal Bay Casino.
Temperatures will likely drop into the low-mid 50s by Friday morning under crystal clear skies.
Talking with Kotaku at E3, Ron Rosenberg, Executive Producer of Crystal Dynamics' new Lara Croft IP, gave some further information about the plans and plotting of their preboot of the Tomb Raider franchise.
Tanya Tucker with Crystal Gayle 7 pm Thursday First Council Casino 12875 N Highway 77, Newkirk 866-966-1777 $35-$75.
Planting Intentions Still Not Crystal Clear .
A rerelease whose cash-grab intentions are as transparent as the crystal-clear Sydney ocean, Finding Nemo 3-D exists only to relieve parents of money for a movie they undoubtedly already own.
0.5 pounds/227 grams (5 percent) Cara-Vienna or pale crystal (18 degrees L).
The Second Sunday Folk Dance kicks off its 28th year by hosting the Roe Family Singers at 4 pm Sunday at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls.
How Alice Walton's Crystal Bridges Exposes The Foolishness Of Occupy Wall Street.

In science:

We remarked above that the maximal flow determines the limit shape of the crystal in the (quenched) dilute Ising model as the temperature goes to zero, while the crystals under the averaged Gibbs measure converges to the unit hypercube.
Surface tension in the dilute Ising model. The Wulff construction
Wulff crystals, where W τ = {x : x · n 6 τ (n), ∀n} is the un-normalized Wulff crystal for τ , shows that W µ is not a square as µ(n) is not proportional to knk1 .
Surface tension in the dilute Ising model. The Wulff construction
One consequence of the introduction of the random media is the localization of the Wulff crystal if the volume constraint acts on the media as well: the surface tension appears to be reduced on the contour of the crystal.
Surface tension in the dilute Ising model. The Wulff construction
A comparison of Au and Ru contact behavior is also interesting because the crystal structures of Ru (hexagonal closed packed) and Au (face centered cubic) differ: this can lead to fundamental differences in crystal plasticity.
Asperity contacts at the nanoscale: comparison of Ru and Au
Given that a Laue lens focusing telescope for gamma–ray astronomy is required to have a spherical–like shape in addition to a large size (meter scale), while the available mosaic crystal sizes are generally small (cm scale), the only viable solution is to build a lens made of many crystal tiles.
Focusing of gamma-rays with Laue lenses: first results
The type-II BBO crystal is phase-matched so that the signal-idler photon pairs are emerging from the crystal in the beamlike configuration at the angle of ±3.2◦ with respect to the pump laser .
Quantum Random Number Generator using Photon-Number Path Entanglement
The narrow distribution of sizes and uniform growth of thousands of crystals in framboids within a short time interval was attributed to a regulated balance between rates of nucleation and of crystal growth, as in the La Mer and Dinegar model (1950).
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Furthermore, the nucleation of a supersaturated solution by the first-formed crystal triggers the separation of many crystals of the same size.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Although light yields of these crystals are rather limited at this point, because of their small light yields and easiness of handling, these crystals can be light sources for the prototype detector instead of liquid xenon.
Development of a large area gas photomultiplier with GEM/$\mu$PIC
One is obtained from the action of the crystal operators bfi , i ∈ Z/eZ and the other one is related to the operators efi , i ∈ Z/eZ and yields the Kashiwara crystal graph structure Be (∞) on Ψe .
Kashiwara and Zelevinsky involutions in affine type A
Let us e and Be (v) the crystal associated to now recall the crystal structures on B v Ve (v).
Kashiwara and Zelevinsky involutions in affine type A
The results established in Sections 4 and 6 then permit to compute the crystal commutor of Kamnitzer and Tingley for affine type A crystals.
Kashiwara and Zelevinsky involutions in affine type A
Large volume radiopure CdWO4 single crystals with good scintillation properties were developed at the ISMA (see Fig. 1, left). Furthermore, enriched in 116Cd, 116CdWO4 crystal scintillators were grown at the ISMA for the first time.
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop "Radiopure Scintillators for EURECA" (RPScint'2008)
It causes a noticeable improvement of the afterglow characteristics of the ZnWO4 crystals: afterglow reduces from 0.79% for the undoped crystal #1 to 0.005% for the co-doped sample #3.
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop "Radiopure Scintillators for EURECA" (RPScint'2008)
PbWO4 crystal scintillators have been developed at the ISMA as a high-registration-efficiency detectors for high energy physics . The technology for crystal production is now well established and the capability for growing large-volume high-quality PbWO4 crystals exists.
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop "Radiopure Scintillators for EURECA" (RPScint'2008)