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 for tiger-eye
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tiger-eye \Ti"ger-eye`\, n. (Min.)
     A siliceous stone of a yellow color and chatoyant luster,
     obtained in South Africa and much used for ornament. It is an
     altered form of the mineral crocidolite. See Crocidolite.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crocidolite \Cro*cid"o*lite\ (kr?-s?d"?-l?t), n. [Gr. kroky`s
     nap on cloth + -lite.] (Min.)
     A mineral occuring in silky fibers of a lavender blue color.
     It is related to hornblende and is essentially a silicate of
     iron and soda; -- called also blue asbestus. A silicified
     form, in which the fibers penetrating quartz are changed to
     oxide of iron, is the yellow brown tiger-eye of the
     jewelers.
     [1913 Webster]

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