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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And Ripple said she would consent, though she knew not if the jewels could be found; still, thinking of the promise she had made, she forgot all else, and told the Spirits what they asked most surely should be done.
So far and wide she searched among the caverns of the sea, and gathered all the brightest jewels shining there; and then upon her faithful Breeze once more went journeying through the sky.
I cannot breathe the flames that give you life, and but for this snow-mantle I too should melt away, and vanish like the jewels in your hands.
But the little bride, simple as she was, had a woman's love of jewels, and could not forego the hope of possessing the very brightest in the world, in spite of the perils with which it must be won.
"But reflect, madame, upon the effect which will be produced by the sale of your jewels."
You can get sets of false jewels made for me, similar to the real.
Monsieur is looking out for some sets of jewels as well as single stones for Madame's toilette.
She took up her pencil without removing the jewels, and still looking at them.
Celia's consciousness told her that she had not been at all in the wrong: it was quite natural and justifiable that she should have asked that question, and she repeated to herself that Dorothea was inconsistent: either she should have taken her full share of the jewels, or, after what she had said, she should have renounced them altogether.
Being assured of this I returned to the cavern, and amassed a rich treasure of diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and jewels of all kinds which strewed the ground.
A careful examination of the balance of the tent revealed nothing more, at least nothing to indicate the presence of the jewels; but at the side where the blankets and clothing lay, the ape-man discovered that the tent wall had been loosened at the bottom, and presently he sensed that the Belgian had recently passed out of the tent by this avenue.
And when news of Jewel Changi, the airport's premier mall destination and architectural attraction, came out, hundreds of thousands (approximately half a million) local Singaporeans queued up with tickets they had scored weeks in advance.