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Carnelian


CARNELIAN, noun A siliceous stone, a variety of chalcedony, of a deep red, flesh-red, or reddish white color. It is tolerably hard, capable of a good polish, and used for seals.

Carnel-work, in ship building, is the putting together the timbers, beams and planks, as distinguished from clinch-work.