from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A clear or translucent, deep orange-red to brownish-red variety of chalcedony. Also called sardius.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A variety of carnelian, of a rich reddish yellow or brownish red color.
- n. Any of various brownish red earth pigments formerly used in cosmetics and painting; has more yellow, hardly any blue (see puce), is lighter than russet and darker than traditional carnelian.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A variety of carnelian, of a rich reddish yellow or brownish red color. See the Note under Chalcedony.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of carnelian which shows on its surface a rich reddish brown, but when held to the light appears of a deep blood-red. Also called sardoin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony
The sard is the carnelian, while the sardonyx is a species of onyx.
The sard, which is probably the stone denoted by odem, is a superior variety of agate, sometimes called camelian, and has long been a favorite stone for the engraver's art.
To calm me down on hot days, or when I was particularly temperamental, cucumber and yogurt dip combined with white basmati rice was a good sard remedy.
Foods, like people, are believed to have natures, hot or cold, garm or sard.
In the end she had opted for muted colors—sard for brown, yellow limestone the brightest of her choices, a dull green jasper, and the sharp black-olive of bloodstone.
The false cenotaph in the public upper chamber was in white marble, the color of freshly drawn milk, inlaid profusely with stylized flowers in tiers—a lapis lazuli blue, a jasper red, a bloodstone black, an agate and sard brown, a carnelian orange, a chlorite and jade green, and a yellow limestone.
Inside, she had created a series of corridors, one after the other, leading to the heart of the building—a white-marble-paved room set with exquisite pietra dura inlay of agates, sard, jade, and cornelian, gleaming marble walls, and a raised cenotaph in the center.
Instead of North-South, East-West and Front-Back (or some equivalent) the coordinate system of the Splinter is: shomal-junub, garm-sard, and rarb-sharq.
He includes two diagrams, but those only show the shomal-junub and garm-sard plane -- I really could have used another one showing rarb-sharq for clarity.
In addition, we found four handle-less cups, sherds of various types, cooking pots, and pithoi, as well as beads made of sard and agate.