Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chain serving as a necklace.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • With Freddy Mercury's chest hair and that gold neck-chain and the black and white scoop-neck unitard...

    A few words about tonight's "American Idol."

  • “And who was that hidjus manster” — that was the way her Ladyship pronounced, — “that ojous vulgar wretch, with the iron heels to his boots, and the big mouth, and the imitation goold neck-chain, who steered at us so as we got into the carriage?”

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • Like a promotional poster, a Panic! slap-stick wrist band, a MySpace badge, neck-chain thingy and stickers, as well as Pepsi.

    sierrazen Diary Entry

  • The sorcerer moaned softly, his right arm sliding clear of the neck-chain.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • She wore a neat, dark coat and skirt, a high-necked blouse and long gold neck-chain with a variety of small ornaments dangling from it at intervals, and her iron-grey hair was dressed under a net, in the style fashionable in the reign of the late King Edward.

    Unnatural Death

  • Item, a standing cross a man's hand-length in height, on a silver pedestal of three steps, and studded with semi-precious stones of yellow pebble, amethyst and agate, together with a similar cross of the same metal and stones, a little finger's length, on a thin silver neck-chain for a priest's wear.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • A cross a little finger long, on a neck-chain, and studded with yellow, green and purple stones … He could have inserted a finger under the chain and plucked it forth, but he did not touch.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • A standing cross a man's hand-length in height, on a silver pedestal of three steps, and studded with semi-precious stones of yellow pebble, amethyst and agate, together with a similar cross of the same metal and stones, a little finger's length, on a thin silver neck-chain for a priest's wear.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • But a cross made to match, on a silver neck-chain … Benedictine brothers may not retain the trappings of the person, the fruit of the world, however slight, without special permission, seldom granted.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • But a cross made to match, on a silver neck-chain ...

    An Excellent Mystery

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