There was no denying the pleasure in his amber eyes as he boldly surveyed her from head to toe.
The amber eyes flashed with little flecks of red.
His amber eyes widened and darkened.
A spark of the old humor ignited in the amber eyes and she canted her head toward her father.
The scent of oak and amber and his calming presence eased some of her tension while filling her lower belly with fire.
His oak-amber scent and the heat of his skin intoxicated her, made her feel like – even if the world ended – she might not care, if she was in his arms.
The average composition of amber leads to the general formula C10H160.
Heated rather below 300° C. amber suffers decomposition, yielding an "oil of amber," and leaving a black residue which is known as "amber colophony," or "amber pitch"; this forms, when dissolved in oil of turpentine or in linseed oil, "amber varnish" or "amber lac."
True amber yields on dry distillation succinic acid, the proportion varying from about 3 to 8%, and being greatest in the pale opaque or "bony" varieties.
The aromatic and irritating fumes emitted by burning amber are mainly due to this acid.
The Baltic amber or succinite is found as irregular nodules in a marine glauconitic sand, known as "blue earth," occurring in the Lower Oligocene strata of Samland in East Prussia, where it is now systematically mined.
Sometimes the amber retains the form of drops and stalactites, just as it exuded from the ducts and receptacles of the injured trees.
Impurities are often present, especially when the resin dropped on to the ground, so that the material may be useless except for varnish-making, whence the impure amber is called firniss.
The so-called "black amber" is only a kind of jet.
"Bony amber" owes its cloudy opacity to minute bubbles in the interior of the resin.
Although amber is found along the shores of a large part of the Baltic and the North Sea, the great amber-producing country is the promontory of Samland.
Sometimes the searchers wade into the sea, furnished with nets at the end of long poles, by means of which they drag in the sea-weed containing entangled masses of amber; or they dredge from boats in shallow water and rake up amber from between the boulders.
Divers have been employed to collect amber from the deeper waters.
Systematic dredging on a large scale was at one time carried on in the Kurisches Haff by Messrs Stantien and Becker, the great amber merchants of Konigsberg.
The "pit amber" was formerly dug in open works, but is now also worked by underground galleries.
In working amber, it is turned on the lathe and polished with whitening and water or with rotten stone and oil, the final lustre being given by friction with flannel.
Two pieces of amber may be united by smearing the surfaces with linseed oil, heating them, and then pressing them together while hot.
He glanced up and met her startled gaze with eyes the color of fine amber - not brown, not yellow, but an indistinct mixture of both.
He smiled warmly when he met her gaze, a twinkle of amusement deepening the amber color to brown.
She had barely relaxed when the amber-eyed man sauntered out the door.
The amber gaze searched her face expectantly.
He sobered, his amber gaze expressing concern.
His amber eyes had a way of darkening with emotion, but why were they so dark now?
He swung around and stared at her, his amber gaze growing cool.
An icy amber gaze fell on her, chilling her heart to stillness.
From the corner of her eye she saw them approach, but the amber gaze held hers in its intoxicating grip.
This property, first recorded by Thales of Miletus, suggested the word "electricity," from the Greek, i Xï¿½KTpov, a name applied, however, not only to amber but also to an alloy of gold and silver.
By Latin writers amber is variously called electrum, sucinum (succinum), and glaesum or glesum.
Amber is not homogeneous in composition, but consists of several resinous bodies more or less soluble in alcohol, ether and chloroform, associated with an insoluble bituminous substance.
True Baltic amber is distinguished by its yield of succinic acid, for many of the other fossil resins which are often termed amber contain either none of it, or only a very small proportion; hence the name "succinite" proposed by Professor.
GOppert named the common amber-yielding pine of the Baltic forests Finites succinifer, but as the wood, according to some authorities, does not seem to differ from that of the existing genus it has been also called Pinus succinifera.
It is improbable, however, that the production of amber was limited to a single species; and indeed a large number of conifers belonging to different genera are represented in the amber-flora.
Pieces of amber torn from the sea-floor are cast up by the waves, and collected at ebb-tide.
The sea-worn amber has lost its crust, but has often acquired a dull rough surface by rolling in sand.
Amber is extensively used for beads and other trivial ornaments, and for cigar-holders and the mouth-pieces of pipes.
By gradually heating amber in an oil-bath it becomes soft and flexible.
Fossil insects referable to the order have been found in Tertiary beds as old as the White River Oligocene of North America, and the Baltic amber, but nothing is known as to the previous history of the group.