1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Agalmatolite
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AGALMATOLITE (from Gr. agalma, statue, and lithos, stone), a soft species of mineral, also called pagodite, used by the Chinese for carving, especially into grotesque figures (whence called "figure-stone").