What does the word mica mean?

Usage examples for mica

  1. Other articles made by the Chitrakar are paper fans, paper globes for hanging to the roofs of houses, Chinese lanterns made either of paper or of mica covered with paper, and small caps of velvet embroidered with gold lace. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. He will find that one chick has eaten almost exclusively of millet seed, another has preferred cracked corn, another has filled up heavily on bits of beef scrap and mica crystal grit, while a fourth fancied oats and granulated bone. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  3. His cunning little eyes glittered like bits of mica. – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad