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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chert  \Chert\,  n.  [Ir.  ceart  stone,  perh.  akin  to  E.  crag.] 
  (Min.) 
  An  impure,  massive,  flintlike  quartz  or  hornstone,  of  a  dull 
  color. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hornstone  \Horn"stone`\,  n.  (Min.) 
  A  siliceous  stone,  a  variety  of  quartz,  closely  resembling 
  flint,  but  more  brittle;  --  called  also  {chert}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chert 
  n  :  variety  of  silica  containing  microcrystalline  quartz 




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