blue john


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blue john

n
(Minerals) a blue or purple fibrous variety of fluorspar occurring only in Derbyshire: used for vases, etc
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Meeting with Hodgkiss Misfortunes of the Nez Perces Schemes of Kosato, the renegado His foray into the Horse Prairie- Invasion of Black feet Blue John and his forlorn hope Their generous enterprise-Their fate-Consternation and despair of the village- Solemn obsequies -Attempt at Indian trade -Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly-Arrangements for autumn- Breaking up of an encampment.
In this moment of imminent peril, a Pierced-nose chief, named Blue John by the whites, offered to approach secretly with a small, but chosen band, through a defile which led to the encampment of the enemy, and, by a sudden onset, to drive off the horses.
Twenty-nine of the choicest warriors instantly volunteered to follow Blue John in this hazardous enterprise.
The day was clear and bright; and Blue John anticipated that the skies would be propitious.
The warriors turned to their leader, as if to read his opinion of this unlucky omen; but the countenance of Blue John remained unchanged, and they continued to press forward.
At the fork in the road, take the right-hand path before the trees and continue along a broken road towards the car park for the Blue John Cavern.
Most had been in the attic for many years and were very dusty, but we came across a vase which looked interesting, and passed it on to one of our specialists, who with a bit of cleaning confirmed it to be a piece of Blue John.
The oldest is the Peak District, founded in 1951 because of its impressive gritstone edges, steep limestone dales, moorland, and caverns famed for rare Blue John stone; the South Downs is the newest, established in 2010, and The Lake District National Park, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the special family of iconic places like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu and the Great Barrier Reef.
A delightful, immaculately illustrated novella for newly independent readers, Blue John owes a little to the Orpheus legend and a lot to fine story telling.
Roedd arwyddion i amryw byd o geudyllau neu 'caverns' o gwmpas y lle - rhai hefo enwau diddorol arnyn nhw fel Speedwell Cavern, Peak Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern a Blue John Cavern.
TERRY TO END A BLUE JOHN TERRY wants a new Chelsea deal as he bids to finish his career at Stamford Bridge.