Webster 1913 Edition
On the way; agoing;
as, to be
agate; to set the bells
achates, fr. Gr. [GREEK].]
A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
☞ The fortification agate, or Scotch pebble, the moss agate, the clouded agate, etc., are familiar varieties.
A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.
☞ This line is printed in the type called agate.
A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals.
A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; – so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.
Webster 1828 Edition