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J. MILHENING INC.   l    J.E. CALDWELL   l    J.W. BENSON   l    JABEL   l    JABOT PIN   l    JACOB HOOKAYLO   l    JADE   l    JAEGER-LE-COULTRE   l    JAMES DIXON & SONS   l    JANESICH   l    JASPER   l    JEAN SCHLUMBERGER   l    JEAN-BAPTISTE-EMILE DROPSY   l    JET   l    JOHN BROGDEN   l    JOHN GOODE & SONS   l    JULES CHÉRET   l    JULIETTE MOUTARD   l   

JET

A hard black variety of coal or lignite. Specimens are known from the Bronze Age. The main source since Roman times is the Yorkshire coast in England near Whitby. Whitby jet, particularly, was a favourite of Queen Victoria during her widowhood.



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