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NEW CABINET CYCLOPÆDIA,
A COMPLETE SERIES OF
Essays, Treatises, and Systems,
WITH A GENERAL DICTIONARY OF
ARTS, SCIENCES, AND WORDS:
PRESENTING A DISTINCT SURVEY OF
Human Genius, Learning, and Industry.
THOSE ON NATURAL HISTORY BEING FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY EDWARDS AND
BY JOHN MASON GOOD, ESQ. F.R.S.
MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, AND OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY OF
OLINTHUS GREGORY, LL.D.
OF THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY, WOOLWICH, AND HONORARY MEMBER OF THE LITERARY AND
MR. NEWTON BOSWORTH,
ASSISTED BY OTHER GENTLEMEN OF EMINENCE, IN DIFFERENT
PRINTED FOR J. WALKER; SHERWOOD, NEELY, AND JONES; BALDWIN, CRADOCK,
which it spontaneously falls, resembling very minute granulations: denominated fluor mineral, or granular. Found in Britain, Norway, Sweden, Spain, and Germany, white, smokecolour, green, violet, purple, rosy, honey-colour, or varied with spots, blotches, or veins, semi-pellucid, or transparent, breaking into three, rarely four-sided fragments, takes a fine polish, and is manufactured into various vases and figures.
4. F. tabularis. In rhombic oblong tables. Found in Switzerland, Alsace, and Saxony.
5. F. cubicus. Fluat of lime. Cubic fluor. Hardish, shining, smooth, lamellar, brittle, breaking into pyramidal fragments, cubic.. Many varieties, cubes perfect; or imperfect; angles, or margins, or both truncate; margins terminating in a point, or in a three-sided pyramid. Found in Derbyshire and Northumberland, Spain, France, Saxony, Germany, &c. of the same variety of colours as F. spatosus; most frequently pellucid, rarely opake; the crystals solid or hollow, or containing a small drop of water, or some fossil, and placed in a decussate manner, laterally or irregular, or aggregate in a kidney or imperfectly globular