Definition for SKOL'E-ZITE


A mineral allied to Thomsonite, occurring crystalized and massive, colorless and nearly transparent. When a small portion of it is placed in the exterior flame of the blowpipe, it twists like a worm, (σκωληξ,) and becomes opake, and is converted into a blebby colorless glass. Phillips.

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