Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to gems

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to gems.
  • n. A receptacle for jewels or gems; a jewel house; jewels or gems, collectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to gems or jewels.
  • n. A gem-engraver.
  • n. A depository for gems; a jewel-house. In this sense also written gemmery.
  • n. The science of or knowledge concerning gems.

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Examples

  • In painting and gemmary Fortunato, like his countrymen, was a quack -- but in the matter of old wines he was sincere.

    The Cask of Amontillado

  • In painting and gemmary, Fortunato, like his countrymen, was a quack -- but in the matter of old wines he was sincere.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 2

  • His fiery earnestness, his passion for righteousness, the boldness with which he censured the corruptions of the Roman Court, the personal qualities by which he -- a foreigner and a mere monk -- made himself for a short period the lawgiver, the prophet, and virtually the dictator of Florence -- that Florence which was at the time the very gemmary of the Renaissance -- his sudden fall and tragic death; all combine to attract toward him our admiration, pity, and love, and to leave upon our minds the impression of his extraordinary moral genius.

    The Essentials of Spirituality

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