Onyx

Onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color (save some shades, such as purple or blue). Commonly, specimens of onyx contain bands of black and/or white. ==Etymology== Onyx comes through Latin (of the same spelling), from the Greek ὄνυξ, meaning `claw` or `fingernail`. With its fle...
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OnyX

OnyX is a popular freeware utility for Mac OS X developed by French developer Joël Barrière that is compatible with both PowerPC and Intel processors. As a multifunctional tool for maintenance and optimization, it can control many basic Unix programs already built into OS X, including setting hidden preferences otherwise modified by using proper...
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Onyx

• (n.) Chalcedony in parallel layers of different shades of color. It is used for making cameos, the figure being cut in one layer with the next as a ground.
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onyx

<chemical> Chalcedony in parallel layers of different shades of colour. It is used for making cameos, the figure being cut in one layer with the next as a ground. Onyx marble, a banded variety of marble or calcium carbonate resembling onyx. It is obtained from Mexico. ... Origin: L, fr. Gr. A claw, finger nail, a veined gem. See Nail, and cf....
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onyx

(on´iks) nail (def. 2).
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onyx

noun a chalcedony with alternating black and white bands; used in making cameos
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Onyx

[architectural collective] Onyx is a multi-member collective that was active in New York City from 1968 through the early 1970s and active intermittently to the present. Its members - Ron Williams, Woody Rainey, Tommy Simpson, Mike Hinge, Bob Buxbaum, Davis Allen, Sheridan Bell and Jack Wells among others—published architectural projects ...
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Onyx

[DJ] Yaniv Goldfarb, better known as Onyx, is a DJ from Israel. He charted at #66 on the UK Singles Chart in 2004 with his song Every Little Time. ...
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Onyx

[game] Onyx is an strategy board game for two players invented by Larry Back in 1995. The game features a rule for capturing, making it unique among connection games. The Onyx gameboard is a grid of interlocking squares and triangles, with pieces played on the points of intersection (as in Go). The board has four sides, each comprising twel...
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Onyx

[interception system] Onyx is a Swiss intelligence gathering system maintained by the Federal Intelligence Service - Nachrichtendienst des Bundes (NDB). The costs of the system are not public, but the amount of 100 million Swiss francs has been mentioned several times, in particular in 2000 by Werner Marti, SP deputy to the National Council...
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Onyx

[Interventional radiology] In interventional radiology, Onyx is a trade name for a copolymer used for embolisation therapy, which involves the occlusion of blood vessels. It is a liquid embolic agent. Onyx is produced and sold by Covidien (which acquired ev3 Inc., the original developer of Onyx, in 2010). == Components == Onyx consists of E...
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Onyx

[programming language] Onyx is a stack-oriented programming language. ...
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Onyx

O'nyx noun [ Latin , from Greek ... a claw, finger nail, a veined gem. See Nail , and confer Onycha .] (Min.) Chalcedony in parallel layers of different shades of color. It is used for making cameos, the figure being cut in one layer with the next as a ground. Onyx marble , ...
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onyx

A sample of brown onyx from Iran A variety of chalcedony with variegated bands, straight rather than curved as in agate. Sardonyx has white and brown bands; carnelian onyx white and red. Onyx is used as a gem stone, especially for cameos and intaglios.
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onyx

A semiprecious stone that is a form of agate, usually with parallel bands of black and white
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Onyx

A variety of quartz in crystalline form of calcium carbonate. It is characterized by a structure of parallel brands each differing in color or in the degree of translucency. Considering to be a marble because it can take a polished.
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Onyx

A variety of quartz in crystalline form of calcium carbonate. It is characterized by a structure of parallel bands each differing in color or in the degree of translucency. Considered to be a marble because it can take a polish.
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Onyx

HMS Onyx was a British Algerine Class minesweeper of 950 tons displacement launched in 1942. HMS Onyx was powered by two 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 16.5 knots. She carried a peacetime complement of 85 and between 104 and 138 in war. For defence she was armed with one 4-inch dual-purpose gun; four 40 mm anti-aircraft guns and two d...
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Onyx

Onyx (named on account it resembles the colour of a fingernail) is a variety of chalcedony, similar to agate but featuring straight, rather than curved bands.
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onyx

onyx (on'iks) , variety of cryptocrystalline quartz, differing from agate only in that the bands of which it is composed are parallel and regular. Its appearance is most striking when the bands are of sharply contrasting colors; black and white specimens are often used for cameos. Onyx was used ...
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Onyx

Onyx is a well-known variety of chalcedony which can have a variety of colours from white up to the most valuable pure black which is also the most valuable.
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Onyx

Onyx is an English name for boys and girls. The meaning is `beautiful mineral` The name Onyx is most commonly given to American boys. In the Netherlands and England and Wales it is (almost) solely given to boys In Scotland it is (almost) solely given to girls
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onyx

Semi-precious variety of chalcedonic silica (SiO2) in which the crystals are too fine to be detected under a microscope, a state known as cryptocrystalline. It has straight parallel bands of different colours: milk-white, black, and red. Sardonyx, an onyx variety, has layers of brown or red carnelian alternating w...
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Onyx

So called in trade, is a crystalline form, commonly microcrystalline, of calcium carbonate deposited usually from cold water solutions. It is generally translucent and shows a characteristic layering. The term onyx marble is technically a misnomer, as true onyx is a variety of cryptocrystalline fibrous silica (chalcedony), and is closely related in...
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onyx

striped, semiprecious variety of the silica mineral agate with white and black alternating bands. Onyx is used in carved cameos and intaglios ... [2 related articles]
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