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.
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At the fork in the road, take right hand path before the trees and continue along a broken road towards car park for the Blue John Cavern.
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.
ONE of Britain's largest collections of china crafted from Blue John - the semi-precious mineral mined in the Peak District - is to go under the hammer in Birmingham.
Somewhere towards the top of mine is an object made from Britain's rarest semi-precious stone: Derbyshire's romantically named Blue John.