Definition of Pearls
1. Noun. (plural of pearl) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of pearl) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Pearls
1. pearl [v] - See also: pearl
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Literary usage of Pearls
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1912)
"the duty 7 per cent "on gems, pearls, or precious stones." That of 1846 (9 R tat. at L. 46, 48, chap. 74) fixed the rate at 30 per cent for "diamonds, gems, ..."
2. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1811)
"Shewing in li'bat Manner the pearls are engendered in ... pearls have commonly been thought to be engendered by the dew from heaven, and that never more ..."
3. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1905)
"pearls AND PARASITES. 1. Report to the Government of Ceylon on the ... On the Origin of pearls. By H. Lyster Jameson. ' Proceedings of the Zool. ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The pearls of Britain are men. tioned by Tacitus and by Pliny, ... As early as 1355 Scotch pearls are referred to in a statute of the goldsmiths of Paris ..."
5. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1849)
"THE CAVERN OP pearls. THESE is a cavern still and deep, My heart ia like this ... Columns of chrysolite and spars Illuminate the lonely celts, And pearls ..."
6. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"pearls. The Indians of Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama, gathered mussels and conchs, as shown by the numerous refuse piles and shell heaps that ..."