agate agate  /ˈæ ɡət/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony; used as a gemstone and for making mortars and pestles

Usage(s):

  1. Truth among the agate lines.
  2. He was equipped with a fish line, jackknife, agate shooter, $13, a strong will not to return until he was big enough to thrash his browbeating father.

News

  • Agate Beach Junior Camp gets golf’s next generation started

    Monday and Tuesday of this week, the golfers using the practice facilities at Agate Beach Golf Course seemed shorter than usual. No one had been shrunk, though; it was the course’s annual Junior Golf Camp.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Newport News-Times

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Quotes

  1. "Individuals have been restricted by the cost of the agate line of a newspaper," explains Taylor. "Just as the help wanted classifieds have been transformed to the Web, Eons brings the obituary notice into the 21st century by offering...
    on Jul 31, 2006 By: Jeff Taylor Source: Business Wire (press release)

  2. Under the Republicans, trying to get environmental legislation through Congress "was like rowing north against a southbound current on Agate Pass," Inslee said.
    on Feb 16, 2007 By: Jay Inslee Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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