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  • n  the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell

  • At that age, a pearl's nacre the lustrous layers produced by the oyster is so thin that the pearl loses its color after a few months.
  • Extraordinary objects of gold, silver, copper, jade, turquoise, coral, pearl, nacre, rock crystal, alabaster, lay ranged about.
  • True pearls, or "orientals," are formed in oysters by the deposition of concentric layers of nacre, an iridescent substance, around a microbe or some other irritant.
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    Dance accompanied by live music, poetry and, in one case, absolute silence is on tap at Nacre's concert this weekend at the Spa Little Theatre, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. The Octavo Singers join the troupe to perform "Stabat Mater" (a 13th-century Catholic hymn to Mary) for the premiere of a new work by Nacre artistic director Beth Fecteau. The company also pays homage to dance ...
    Feb. 27, 2014 - Albany Times Union

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