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sard

[särd]
(mineralogy)
A translucent brown, reddish-brown, or deep orange-red variety of chalcedony. Also known as sardine; sardius.

sard

guards against incantations and sorcery. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 107]
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ttese data confirm that anti-DFS70 antibodies are rarely observed in SARD and when they are, they are usually accompanied by additional SARD related autoantibodies.
The higher prevalence of anti-DFS70 antibodies in HI compared to SARD patients might support the hypothesis that these autoantibodies serve as protective [32] or indifferent or neutral effector [33] autoantibodies.
After age-long foreign and Italian oppression, the time has come for the Sards to regain their dignity., says Soru.
While Sardinian income and employment figures still lag behind the Italian average, the gradual growth of authentic and place-specific activities has stimulated the Sardinian economy and has laid the foundations for further structural development of the island--in a way that is to the satisfaction of the Sards. Sardinia now brands itself as 'Sardegna--Proud to be Different'.