Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A precious or semi-precious stone of green color.
- n. obsolete An emerald
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The emerald.
- From Latin smaragdus, from Ancient Greek σμάραγδος (smaragdos), μάραγδος (maragdos), from Semitic root b-r-q “to shoot lightning, to flash in darkness”, compare Hebrew בָּרֶקֶת (bareket) “emerald, flashing gem”, Akkadian barruktu. (Wiktionary)
“Under this dome was a canopy of brocede, reposing upon pillars of red gold and wrought with figures of birds whose feet were of smaragd, and beneath each bird was a network of fresh-hued pearls.”
“The bodie of this vessell was all run ouer with a Vine, the stringes and vaines whereof, and small curling twists, were of Topas, farre better then is founde in the Ilande Ophiadis, the leaues of fine smaragd, and the braunches of Amethist, to the sight most beautifull, and to the vnderstanding woonderfull contemplable.”
“This couer to the necke was made in skalie work of _Hyacinth_, except the vaynes of smaragd, for the little dragons, their bellies and feetes fastening to the skalie couer.”
“Under this dome was a canopy of brocede, reposing upon pillars of red gold and wrought with figures of birds whose feet were of smaragd, and beneath each bird was a network of fresh - hued pearls.”
“The walls were hung with cloth of silver, embroidered with gold figures, over which were worked pomegranates, polyanthuses, and passion-flowers, in ruby, amethyst, and smaragd.”
“If I weren't doing this my red choice would probably be a Pinot Noir from Griottes Chambertin and my white would be an esoteric white from Austria, preferably a smaragd from Wachau.”
“Which is about what we found in our tasting of some 30 Gruner Veltliners from 2008 - mostly at basic ripeness quality levels (versus smaragd and other riper wines, which are still just arriving).”
“I love Austrian rieslings - just last weekend we celebrated my son Jack's 18th birthday with a bottle of 2000 Wachau Steinriegl smaragd riesling from”
“I love Austrian rieslings - just last weekend we celebrated my son Jack's 18th birthday with a bottle of 2000 Wachau Steinriegl smaragd riesling from Mr. Know-It-All”
“smaragd, yea nothing prepares you for the reckless driving”
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