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jasper


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jasper  \Jas"per\,  n.  [OE.  jaspre,  jaspe,  OF  jaspre,  jaspe,  F. 
  jaspe,  L.  iaspis,  Gr  ?;  cf  Per.  yashp  yashf  Ar  yashb 
  yasb,  yasf,  Heb.  y[=a]shpheh.  Cf  {Diaper}.]  (Min.) 
  An  opaque,  impure  variety  of  quartz,  of  red,  yellow,  and 
  other  dull  colors,  breaking  with  a  smooth  surface.  It  admits 
  of  a  high  polish,  and  is  used  for  vases,  seals,  snuff  boxes, 
  etc  When  the  colors  are  in  stripes  or  bands,  it  is  called 
  {striped  or  banded  jasper}.  The  Egyptian  pebble  is  a  brownish 
  yellow  jasper. 
 
  {Jasper  opal},  a  yellow  variety  of  opal  resembling  jasper. 
 
  {Jasper  ware},  a  delicate  kind  of  earthenware  invented  by 
  Josiah  Wedgwood  It  is  usually  white,  but  is  capable  of 
  receiving  color. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wedgwood  ware  \Wedg"wood`  ware`\  [From  the  name  of  the  inventor, 
  Josiah  Wedgwood  of  England.] 
  A  kind  of  fine  pottery,  the  most  remarkable  being  what  is 
  called  {jasper},  either  white,  or  colored  throughout  the 
  body,  and  capable  of  being  molded  into  the  most  delicate 
  forms,  so  that  fine  and  minute  bas-reliefs  like  cameos  were 
  made  of  it  fit  even  for  being  set  as  jewels. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jasper 
  n  :  an  opaque  form  of  quartz;  red  or  yellow  or  brown  or  dark 
  green  in  color;  used  for  ornamentation  or  as  a  gemstone 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Jasper,  AL  (city,  FIPS  38416) 
  Location:  33.85204  N,  87.27007  W 
  Population  (1990):  13553  (5815  housing  units) 
  Area:  59.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  35501 
  Jasper,  AR  (city,  FIPS  34900) 
  Location:  36.00605  N,  93.18829  W 
  Population  (1990):  332  (172  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  72641 
  Jasper,  FL  (city,  FIPS  35375) 
  Location:  30.51714  N,  82.95620  W 
  Population  (1990):  2099  (873  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  32052 
  Jasper,  GA  (city,  FIPS  41932) 
  Location:  34.46978  N,  84.42829  W 
  Population  (1990):  1772  (796  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  30143 
  Jasper,  IN  (city,  FIPS  37782) 
  Location:  38.39315  N,  86.93523  W 
  Population  (1990):  10030  (4162  housing  units) 
  Area:  21.6  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Jasper,  MI 
  Zip  code(s):  49248 
  Jasper,  MN  (city,  FIPS  31760) 
  Location:  43.84964  N,  96.39951  W 
  Population  (1990):  599  (286  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56144 
  Jasper,  MO  (city,  FIPS  36512) 
  Location:  37.33460  N,  94.30258  W 
  Population  (1990):  994  (450  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.5  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  64755 
  Jasper,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  14855 
  Jasper,  TN  (town,  FIPS  37820) 
  Location:  35.05985  N,  85.62868  W 
  Population  (1990):  2780  (1199  housing  units) 
  Area:  19.6  sq  km  (land),  0.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Jasper,  TX  (city,  FIPS  37420) 
  Location:  30.92045  N,  93.99506  W 
  Population  (1990):  6959  (2909  housing  units) 
  Area:  19.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jasper 
  (Heb.  yashpheh  "glittering"),  a  gem  of  various  colours,  one  of 
  the  twelve  inserted  in  the  high  priest's  breast-plate  (Ex. 
  28:20).  It  is  named  in  the  building  of  the  New  Jerusalem  (Rev. 
  21:18,  19).  It  was  "most  precious,"  "clear  as  crystal"  (21:11). 
  It  was  emblematic  of  the  glory  of  God  (4:3). 
 




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