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Word: obsidian

Definition: black volcanic rock

Sentences Containing 'obsidian'

At the summit the priests would lay him on a sacrificial stone, open his chest with an obsidian dagger, and remove his heart.
During the Heian period, obsidian was the primary export from the island.
Erekosë appears as a lead character in three Moorcock novels and a graphic novel: Another novel, "The Sundered Worlds", appears in the White Wolf Publishing omnibus collection "The Eternal Champion" (with the novels "The Eternal Champion" and "Phoenix in Obsidian", in between the two), but only as a bonus novel; it is not part of the Erekosë series.
Evidence of an obsidian-processing industry was discovered near the village, which was erected between AD 1125 and 1130.
Included alongside his remains were "one of his bows, five arrows, a basket of acorn meal, a boxful of shell bead money, a purse full of tobacco, three rings, and some obsidian flakes."
It was found in 1945 by Dr. Helmut de Terra and Alberto R. Arellano. The museum exhibits mammoth remains as well as flint and obsidian tools.
Kōzu-shima has been inhabited since at least the Japanese Paleolithic era, and archaeologists have found Jomon period stone tools made from obsidian in Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefectures.
On March 20, 2012 Deacon premiered a new composition for a chamber orchestra titled "An Opal Toad with Obsidian Eyes."
She has resurrected the city of Metropolis from ruin, merged Aquaman's spirit with the entire ocean in the finale of the "Obsidian Age" story arc, and manipulated time and space.
The story takes place chronologically between "Phoenix in Obsidian" and "The Dragon in the Sword" and ends with Erekosë meeting a ship that sails between worlds; some of which Erekosë recalls in the novel.
This area is the only Sardinian source of obsidian.

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