American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Jealously guarded assets or secrets.
- n. Slang The male genitals.
- n. idiomatic, euphemistic Testicles.
- n. external male sex organs
“They took – at least Mr. Vermilye did – all the property of Lord Luxmore's that he could lay his hands upon – family jewels and money to a considerable amount.”
“Mr. Camperdown's first attempt was made by a most courteous and even complimentary note, in which he suggested to Lady Eustace that it would be for the advantage of all parties that the family jewels should be kept together.”
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