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  • adj. Having a light blue-green colour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a beryl; of a light or bluish green color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a beryl; of a light- or bluish-green color.


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  • These, however, did not require my shoulder, but swung slowly and ponderously open of themselves, revealing a long vista of marmoreal arches -- each at least a hundred cubits high -- down which played such light as was never seen upon any world that circled a star, light silver, gold, and berylline by turns, flashing as though the air itself held splintered treasures.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • All this was merely am effect of the light, I believe -- of the freezing wind that wandered, nearly stagnating, through the chamber, and of the colors, tintings of green shaded with blue and black: viridian, berylline, and aquamarine, with tarnished gold and yellowed ivory here and there shining sullenly.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • The sky ranged from deep violet-blue overhead, where a few stars glimmered, to berylline near the waters.

    The Game Of Empire

  • Before those tiny berylline fires died in wisps of smoke, he spoke again.

    Conan The Victorious

  • Outside, where the broad Channel appeared, a berylline and opalized variegation of ripples, currents, deeps, and shallows, lay as fair under the sun as a New Jerusalem, the shores being of gleaming sand.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • The large white owl with wide, prescient, berylline eyes, rose suddenly, and on slow wings circled round and round, flying gradually to the ceiling of the dome, then swooped back to its perch; and the Siberian hound, a huge, dun-hued creature, lifted his head from the velvet rug and rubbed it against his mistress 'dress.

    At the Mercy of Tiberius

  • The river had gathered no turbid cloudiness from the rain, not even a tinge of yellow or brown; the delicate mass shone with the pale berylline gleam that ascended from its deep, dainty bed.

    Lilith, a romance


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  • Like a beryl; of a light or bluish green color.

    March 14, 2008