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Onyx, from a Greek 'word meaning a fingernail, referring to the contrasting bands of colour, is the name of that variety of agate in which the variously-coloured layers are evenly parallel and alternate white or grey with black...


What Encyclopedia 123 is About

Encyclopedia 123 is made up of information from the late 1800s. when the British Empire was at its height, before airplane travel, before automobiles were common and before the western world had been battered by two world wars.