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lapis lazuli
a semiprecious stone that is usually rich azure blue and is essentially a complex silicate often with spangles of pyrites
N 1
Cubit
An ancient form of measure, equivalent to the length from a Pharaoh's elbow to the farthest fingertip of his extended hand.
N 4
carnelian
A translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony, sometimes banded red and orange like an agate. Once believed to benefit the wearer's health and love life. Most carnelian comes from Brazil, India, Siberia, and Germany.
N 8
Ibex
wild goat with large, ridged, recurved horns
n 8
Bitumen
Also called asphalt or tar, bitumen is the brown or black viscous residue from the vacuum distillation of crude petroleum. It also occurs in nature as asphalt “lakes” and “tar sands.” It consists of high molecular weight hydrocarbons and minor amounts of sulfur and nitrogen compounds.
Libation
a drink offering made to a Deity or Spirit. The most basic example is the pouring of a small amount of liquid directly on the Earth

N 4
Myrtle
widely cultivated as a groundcover for its dark green shiny leaves and usually blue-violet flowers
N 5
Cosign
commit forever; commit irrevocably
V 11
Slough
gangrene: necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
N 11
Cur
an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
N 5
Jostle
make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving; "We had to jostle our way to the front of the platform"
V 1
Throng
press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"
V 1
Goad
spur: give heart or courage to
V 11
Votaries
person bound by vows to live a life of religious worship or service
N 3
Rouse
To arouse from slumber, apathy, or depression
V 5
Gorge
A deep narrow passage with steep rocky sides; a ravine
N 4