opal opal  /ˈoʊ pəl/


  • (n) a translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color; some varieties are used as gemstones


  1. You don't know the frontier spirit until you've met Australia's hardy opal miners.
  2. Here and there the lights pick up sparkles of quartz and waste opal crumbs embedded in the stone.
  3. Rumored large discoveries of opals in the surrounding geologic strata don't really explain matters because opal mining has scuffled along here for decades.


  1. The Opal Deception

    The Artemis Fowl franchise keeps rolling along. Often dubbed "the Irish Harry Potter," written by former schoolteacher Eoin Colfer, the fourth book in the Fowl series is now out, entitled "The Opal Deception."
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  2. Charles Street AME financial officer admits using endowment funds to pay church expenses at direction of pastor

    The financial officer of the Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church testified in federal bankruptcy court Tuesday that she used restricted grant funds to pay church expenses at the direction of the church’s pastor, and that the two kept the matter secret from other church officials.        
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Senior animals have lots of love

    April Wilcox knows the perfect home is just waiting for Opal.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Toledo Blade

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  1. "This funding is for support services to tackle substance abuse and covers alternative activities for young people, education, rehabilitation, restorative justice and the provision of unsniffable Opal fuel," Mr Brough said.
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: Mal Brough Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. Dunstone said that the firm's landline TalkTalk service was continuing to "dominate the UK CPS (carrier pre-select) market, leveraging the competitive advantages of the Opal network and our high street presence."
    on Oct 6, 2004 By: Charles Dunstone Source: Register

  3. "I have also been gratified by the excellent cooperation of fuel distributors and service station operators in Alice Springs towards Opal," Senator Scullion said. "Opal fuel is basically unleaded fuel without aromatic hydrocarbons and I am...
    on Nov 30, 2006 By: Nigel Scullion Source: The Australian

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