Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bright or sparkling as a jewel.
“But it's well worth making the effort to walk to, if only to check out its famous slit-like arch and some remarkable natural stone sculptures, including the Diamond Horse – an equine-shaped formation through which sunlight shines with a jewel-like glint.”
“Across from Beg's Sufi, your eye catches a page of jewel-like decoration along with two engaging nature studies by Mansur, whom Emperor Jahangir named Nadir al-Asr, or Wonder of the Age.”
“Overall the musical treatment was more suggestive than definitive, and its clear instrumental writing, including a number of jewel-like dissonances, registered well in the otherwise slightly tubby acoustics of the parish sanctuary.”
“Imagine them on the winter shelf in glass jars, jewel-like.”
“Sifting these out usually requires deep readings and re-readings, putting batches of poems in the gold pan of your mind until the motifs rise up and glimmer jewel-like on the surface.”
“He solved the problem by painting the walls a soft nougat brown, forming the perfect background for the jewel-like colors of the paintings and by creating an intimate space to showcase the smaller "cabinet paintings.”
“Jan Brueghel the Elder painted the jewel-like "Still Life with Bouquet of Flowers in a Glass Vessel" between 1610 and 1625 using oil on copper.”
“Don't expect to meet with gasp-inducing acrobatics or jewel-like stage pictures at Cirko De Mente's ...”
“The more pragmatic Nigella Lawson hedges her bets by using both preserving sugar which contains less pectin than jam sugar, and thus is more generally deployed for sourer fruits such as blackcurrants and lemon juice, on the basis that "the lemon provides enough pectin to make the jam set and the larger crystals of the preserving sugar make for a clearer, more jewel-like, jam.”
“Gone were the jewel-like divertissements, the subtle layers of allegory, the sophisticated use of leitmotif, all replaced by bland pastiche.”
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