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

  Agalmatolite \Ag`al*mat"o*lite\
     ([a^]g`[a^]l*m[a^]t"[-o]*l[imac]t), n. [Gr. 'a`galma,
     'a`galmatos, image, statue + -lite: cf. F. agalmatolithe.]
     (Min.)
     A soft, compact stone, of a grayish, greenish, or yellowish
     color, carved into images by the Chinese, and hence called
     figure stone, and pagodite. It is probably a variety of
     pinite.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Figure \Fig"ure\ (f[i^]g"[-u]r; 135), n. [F., figure, L. figura;
     akin to fingere to form, shape, feign. See Feign.]
     1. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.
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              Flowers have all exquisite figures.   --Bacon.
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     2. The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting,
        modeling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a
        representation of the human body; as, a figure in bronze;
        a figure cut in marble.
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              A coin that bears the figure of an angel. --Shak.
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     3. A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article;
        a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a
        pretty figure.
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     4. (Geom.) A diagram or drawing, made to represent a
        magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a
        surface or space inclosed on all sides; -- called
        superficial when inclosed by lines, and solid when
        inclosed by surfaces; any arrangement made up of points,
        lines, angles, surfaces, etc.
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     5. The appearance or impression made by the conduct or career
        of a person; as, a sorry figure.
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              I made some figure there.             --Dryden.
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              Gentlemen of the best figure in the county.
                                                    --Blackstone.
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     6. Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous
        representation; splendor; show.
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              That he may live in figure and indulgence. --Law.
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     7. A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a
        digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.
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     8. Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are
        estimated or sold at a low figure. [Colloq.]
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              With nineteen thousand a year at the very lowest
              figure.                               --Thackeray.
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     9. A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to
        another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes
        a type or representative.
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              Who is the figure of Him that was to come. --Rom. v.
                                                    14.
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     10. (Rhet.) A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas
         by words which suggest pictures or images from the
         physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any
         deviation from the plainest form of statement. Also
         called a figure of speech.
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               To represent the imagination under the figure of a
               wing.                                --Macaulay.
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     11. (Logic) The form of a syllogism with respect to the
         relative position of the middle term.
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     12. (Dancing) Any one of the several regular steps or
         movements made by a dancer.
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     13. (Astrol.) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the
         astrological houses. --Johnson.
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     14. (Music)
         (a) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as
             a group of chords, which produce a single complete
             and distinct impression. --Grove.
         (b) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a
             strain or passage; a musical phrase or motive; a
             florid embellishment.
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     Note: Figures are often written upon the staff in music to
           denote the kind of measure. They are usually in the
           form of a fraction, the upper figure showing how many
           notes of the kind indicated by the lower are contained
           in one measure or bar. Thus, 2/4 signifies that the
           measure contains two quarter notes. The following are
           the principal figures used for this purpose: --
           2/22/42/8 4/22/44/8 3/23/43/8 6/46/46/8
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     Academy figure, Canceled figures, Lay figure, etc. See
        under Academy, Cancel, Lay, etc.
  
     Figure caster, or Figure flinger, an astrologer. "This
        figure caster." --Milton.
  
     Figure flinging, the practice of astrology.
  
     Figure-of-eight knot, a knot shaped like the figure 8. See
        Illust. under Knot.
  
     Figure painting, a picture of the human figure, or the act
        or art of depicting the human figure.
  
     Figure stone (Min.), agalmatolite.
  
     Figure weaving, the art or process of weaving figured
        fabrics.
  
     To cut a figure, to make a display. [Colloq.] --Sir W.
        Scott.
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