from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See jewely.


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  • Otherwise it could have been the bag, the haircut, the jumper, jewelly, the mean of transport, the sport you pursued .. whatever.

    Archive: Oct 08 - Mar 09

  • And in the post, this postcard, which is for the Batik Beauties swap - it's from Monica and is a nice little pincushion, even though it did lose one of its jewelly bits along the way.


  • I see a woman who can only be Mrs. Moore, wearing a stiff-skirted outfit with a jewelly sweater.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • She had her feet on the fender and her jewelly slippers were so hot and they had such a lovely warm smell!

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • The hall is filled with a jewelly glow, as of light suppressed by color, the radiating centre of which is the red wine on the table; while mingled wings, of all gorgeous splendors, hovering in the dim height, are suffused and harmonized by the molten ruby tint that pervades the whole.

    The Vicar's Daughter

  • The simple truth was, and a truth which I have known to take place in more ladies than Kate, who died or did _not_ die, accordingly, as they had or had not an adviser like myself, capable of giving so sound an opinion, that the jewelly star of life had descended too far down the arch towards setting, for any chance of re-ascending by _spontaneous_ effort.

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers — Volume 1

  • Mid cressets and chandeliers by jewelly chains swinging pendant.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2

  • The woman was asked for some jewelly by the thief, who was holding a knife.

  • -- silvery cranes; red flamingoes; opal pigeons; peacocks gorgeous in gold and green and blue; jewelly humming birds!

    Lilith, a romance

  • Purely through their own jewelly splendor have many hundreds of his phrases forced themselves into usage so general, under the vulgar infirmity of seeking to strengthen weak prose by shreds of poetic quotation, that at length the majority of careless readers come to look upon these phrases as belonging to the language, and traceable to no distinct proprietor any more than proverbs: and thus, on afterwards observing them in Shakspeare, they regard him in the light of one accepting alms (like so many meaner persons) from the common treasury of the universal mind, on which treasury, meantime, he had himself conferred these phrases as original donations of his own.

    Autobiographical Sketches


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