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  • n. Plural form of carnelian.


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  • Accordingly he brought the carpet and spread it, and another came with a pair of saddle-bags, whence he took a budget and emptied it on the carpet; and our sights were dazzled with that which issued therefrom of pearls and corals and jacinths and carnelians and other jewels of all sorts and colours. —

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Wet pearls she wept and mine like red carnelians rolled

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For at low spring tides a deep hollow is left dry, rather more than a quarter of a mile across, strewn with kelp and oozy stones, among which may often be found pretty shells, weeds richly tinted and of subtle workmanship, stars, and flowers, and love-knots of the sea, and sometimes carnelians and crystals.

    Mary Anerley

  • I put all that emotion into my riding, into following the expert Lobkowitz through tunnels, chambers, corridors of dazzling diamonds and sapphires and carnelians, down long slopes and up flights of steps, our horses 'hooves never quite touching the ground of the paths we traced.

    The Skrayling Tree

  • In unblighted sunlight the carnelians and agates, amethysts and citrines that decorated its sides would have twinkled brightly.

    A Triumph of Souls

  • He carried a magnificent Coptic cross in massive native silver, set with carnelians and other semi-precious stones.

    The Seventh Scroll

  • The offending chair was removed; another more massive, inlaid with carnelians and turquoises, was brought in.

    Marune: Alastor 933

  • Singhalissa, among her other competences, carved cameos upon carnelians, moonstones, chalcedony, and chrysoprase; Destian collected precious minerals, and these particular cogences complemented each other.

    Marune: Alastor 933

  • A necklace of two rows coral; a small bracelet of engraved carnelians.

    Diamonds and Pearls

  • I watched his eyes, which were like carnelians in the firelight, and let him see my side.

    The King Must Die


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