jewel


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jewel

an ornamental glass boss, sometimes faceted, used in stained glasswork

jewel

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(engineering)
A bearing usually made of synthetic corundum and used in precision timekeeping devices, gyros, and other instruments.
A bearing lining of soft metal, used in railroad cars, for example.
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As thus she spoke, the Queen, who had spied out a chain of jewels Ripple wore upon her neck, replied,--
For it is affirmed that, from the hour when two mortals had shown themselves so simply wise as to reject a jewel which would have dimmed all earthly things, its splendor waned.
It might have made me ill, child, and then a stranger would have guarded the jewels.
Still, if it's a dinner-party, the hostess won't leave her jewels upstairs.
I am like my father--witless in matters of the heart, and of a poor way with women; yet the jewels that strew these royal garden paths--the trees, the flowers, the sward--all must have read the love that has filled my heart since first my eyes were made new by imaging your perfect face and form; so how could you alone have been blind to it?
Man might have died in a fit; but then the jewels are missing.
she added, "these jewels I'm going to give you when you come out.
The body, decked in rich robes and sparkling with jewels, was laid upon an open bier, and the procession started, taking its way to a high mountain at some distance from the city, the wretched husband, clothed from head to foot in a black mantle, following mournfully.
There was one who was famed for the number of things He forgot when he entered the ship: His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings, And the clothes he had bought for the trip.
All my jewels and articles of value, then, are packed up?
THE ring is on my hand, And the wreath is on my brow; Satins and jewels grand Are all at my command, And I am happy now.
if I could only get my ball again, I would give all my fine clothes and jewels, and everything that I have in the world.