(1)   A protective cover that protects the face of a watch
(2)   Glassware made of quartz
(3)   A crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices
(4)   A rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
(5)   Colorless glass made of almost pure silica
(6)   A solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure


  • 2000 Barbara Kingsolver: Prodigal Summer. HarperCollins 2000. ISBN 0 571 20638 7 pages 121, 298:
    "Crystal's pretty. The name, I mean."
    Jewel shook her head. "It doesn't look like her. She looks like Beaver Cleaver." - - -
    Crys chuckled. For the first time since she'd planted herself fiercely on Lusa's driveway that morning she sounded clear and transparent, like a child. Like the crystal she was.
  • 2004 Jonathan Kellerman: Therapy ISBN 0 7553 0736 4 page 335:
    "No prob. I'm wired, anyway...Christa or Crystal. Why'd Kayla peg her for a stripper?"
    "Because Gavin said she was a dancer," I said.
    "Well," he said, "name a girl Crystal and what's more likely? That she'll get a Ph.D. in biomechanics, or end up shaking her tail for tips?"