Derbyshire spar


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Der´by`shire spar´


1.(Min.) A massive variety of fluor spar, found in Derbyshire, England, and wrought into vases and other ornamental work.
References in classic literature ?
The tankards are on the side-table still, but the bossed silver is undimmed by handling, and there are no dregs to send forth unpleasant suggestions: the only prevailing scent is of the lavender and rose-leaves that fill the vases of Derbyshire spar.
The semi-precious mineral Derbyshire Spar is better known as what?
Slightly disappointed, and perhaps having entered with guidebook expectations, Maria thought the cavern "very curious, but I did not see Derbyshire Spar shining on its sides & roof as I expected.