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jeat


jeat


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jeat  \Jeat\,  n.  (Min.) 
  See  {Jet}.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jet  \Jet\,  n.  [OF.  jet,  jayet,  F.  ja["i]et,  jais,  L.  gagates, 
  fr  Gr  ?;  --  so  called  from  ?  or  ?,  a  town  and  river  in 
  Lycia.]  [written  also  {jeat},  {jayet}.]  (Min.) 
  A  variety  of  lignite,  of  a  very  compact  texture  and  velvet 
  black  color,  susceptible  of  a  good  polish,  and  often  wrought 
  into  mourning  jewelry,  toys,  buttons,  etc  Formerly  called 
  also  {black  amber}. 
 
  {Jet  ant}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  blackish  European  ant  ({Formica 
  fuliginosa}),  which  builds  its  nest  of  a  paperlike 
  material  in  the  trunks  of  trees.