Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Said of a watch when each of the pivot-holes contains a jewel, made of a ruby, garnet, or some other gem.

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Examples

  • There was a time when a full-jeweled watch did not begin to cost what it does now.

    Christopher and the Clockmakers

  • The father of Jean Jacques, quite naturally, was a watchmaker, with mainspring ill-adjusted and dial askew, according to the report of the son, who claimed to be full-jeweled, but was not perfectly adjusted to position and temperature.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Reformers

  • A "full-jeweled" watch contains twenty-three jewels; that is, in twenty-three of the places where the most severe wear comes, or where friction might prevent the watch from going with perfect smoothness, there will be practically no wear and no friction.

    Makers of Many Things

  • A low-priced watch contains only seven jewels, but if you want a watch to last, it pays to buy one that is full-jeweled.

    Makers of Many Things

  • And Rousseau, full-jeweled, but unreliable as a horologe, loved them both, second only to his dog, Turk, who lay at his feet and occasionally pounded his tail on the floor to prove that he was still awake and that the sentiments were his, and that he agreed with the old lady -- "This is very fine!"

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 09 Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Reformers

  • And Rousseau, full-jeweled, but unreliable as a horologe, loved them both, second only to his dog, Turk, who lay at his feet and occasionally pounded his tail on the floor to prove that he was still awake and that the sentiments were his, and that he agreed with the old lady ” “This is very fine!”

    Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Reformers

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