from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In law, jewels; more especially, ornaments belonging to a married woman as her separate property, which, if not in keeping with her station in life, could be seized to satisfy her debts.
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The misfortune is, they must buy the one, but they can steal the other; and steal they will, although watched with the eyes of Argus: unless the valuables, like some other _jocalia_, are shewn to them through a grate; and even _then_, the keeper must be vigilant! '
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