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 for garnet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Garnet \Gar"net\, n. [OE. gernet, grenat, OF. grenet,grenat, F.
     grenat, LL. granatus, fr. L. granatum pomegranate, granatus
     having many grains or seeds, fr. granum grain, seed. So
     called from its resemblance in color and shape to the grains
     or seeds of the pomegranate. See Grain, and cf. Grenade,
     Pomegranate.] (Min.)
     A mineral having many varieties differing in color and in
     their constituents, but with the same crystallization
     (isometric), and conforming to the same general chemical
     formula. The commonest color is red, the luster is vitreous,
     and the hardness greater than that of quartz. The
     dodecahedron and trapezohedron are the common forms.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: There are also white, green, yellow, brown, and black
           varieties. The garnet is a silicate, the bases being
           aluminia lime (grossularite, essonite, or cinnamon
           stone), or aluminia magnesia (pyrope), or aluminia iron
           (almandine), or aluminia manganese (spessartite), or
           iron lime (common garnet, melanite, allochroite), or
           chromium lime (ouvarovite, color emerald green). The
           transparent red varieties are used as gems. The garnet
           was, in part, the carbuncle of the ancients. Garnet is
           a very common mineral in gneiss and mica slate.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Garnet berry (Bot.), the red currant; -- so called from its
        transparent red color.
  
     Garnet brown (Chem.), an artificial dyestuff, produced as
        an explosive brown crystalline substance with a green or
        golden luster. It consists of the potassium salt of a
        complex cyanogen derivative of picric acid.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Garnet \Gar"net\, n. [Etymol. unknown.] (Naut.)
     A tackle for hoisting cargo in or out.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Clew garnet. See under Clew.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  garnet
      n 1: any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of
           various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Garnet
  
     1. A graphical object editor and Macintosh environment.
  
     2. A user interface development environment for Common Lisp
     and X11 from The Garnet project team.  It helps you create
     graphical, interactive user interfaces.
  
     Version 2.2 includes the following: a custom object-oriented
     programming system which uses a prototype-instance model.
     automatic constraint maintenance allowing properties of
     objects to depend on properties of other objects and be
     automatically re-evaluated when the other objects change.  The
     constraints can be arbitrary Lisp expressions.  Built-in,
     high-level input event handling.  Support for gesture
     recognition.  Widgets for multi-font, multi-line,
     mouse-driven text editing.  Optional automatic layout of
     application data into lists, tables, trees or graphs.
     Automatic generation of PostScript for printing.  Support
     for large-scale applications and data visualisation.
  
     Also supplied are: two complete widget sets, one with a
     Motif look and feel implemented in Lisp and one with a
     custom look and feel.  Interactive design tools for creating
     parts of the interface without writing code: Gilt interface
     builder for creating dialog boxes.  Lapidary interactive
     tool for creating new widgets and for drawing
     application-specific objects.  C32 spreadsheet system for
     specifying complex constraints.
  
     Not yet available: Jade automatic dialog box creation system.
     Marquise interactive tool for specifying behaviours.
  
     ftp://a.gp.cs.cmu.edu/usr/garnet/garnet)">(ftp://a.gp.cs.cmu.edu/usr/garnet/garnet).
  
     (1999-07-02)
  

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