American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See signet ring.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A finger-ring in which a seal is inserted as the chaton or bezel; hence, by extension, a ring in which is set a piece of hard stone upon which a seal may be engraved.
- n. A finger ring with an engraved (often heraldic) seal, fit for sealing documents by pressing it in sealing wax or a similar substance
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a ring having a seal engraved on it, or ornamented with a device resembling a seal; a signet ring.
- n. a ring bearing a signet
- seal + ring (Wiktionary)
“When I saw this, I swore that I would deny my last favours to no man whatsoever, and these rings thou seest are after the tale of the men who have had me; for after coition I took from each a seal ring and laid it in this kerchief.”
“Al – Shamardal270 and bring me the celestial planisphere and the Kohl phial and the seal ring and the sword.”
“And they saw lying at full length upon the throne our lord Solomon, clad in robes of green silk inwoven with gold and broidered with jewels and precious minerals: his right hand was passed over his breast and on the middle finger was the seal ring whose lustre outshone that of all other gems in the place.”
“‘We design to anoint our feet and to cross the Seven Seas to the burial place of our lord Solomon519 and take the seal ring from his finger.’”
“Then he opened the meshes and found therein a cucumber shaped jar of yellow copper,65 evidently full of something, whose mouth was made fast with a leaden cap, stamped with the seal ring of our Lord Sulayman son of David (Allah accept the twain!).”
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