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  • It was impossible to discern where the mountains left off and where the clouds began; in fact this low range had not the appearance of mountains at all; it seemed as if we were making for some mysterious island, some miraculous reef of sapphires, so intense was the blue of these hills, so gem-like the way they glinted in the cold air.

    Weatherwatch: Glories of the ice

  • His gem-like playing is matched by the delicate hand of Lanois, who applies only discreet touches.

    Neil Young: Le Noise

  • New, gem-like glass sculptures and large-scale abstract drawings complete the show.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • The gem-like earpieces attached to the ear buds come in rose red, chrome and black.

    Shopping guide: High-end headphones for music lovers

  • Panter-Downes's War II letters, collected in "London War Notes," are gem-like accounts of the everyday life of Britons as they coped with everything from blackouts and German bombing raids to shortages of gin and hot-water bottles.

    Five Best

  • Panter-Downes's War II letters, collected in "London War Notes," are gem-like accounts of the everyday life of Britons as they coped with everything from blackouts and German bombing raids to shortages of gin and hot-water bottles.

    Five Best

  • Just a little thing -- that we share a taste for gem-like novels set in Baltimore, apparently -- but it's something.

    Melanie Benjamin: To Judge a Nook By Its Cover

  • Panter-Downes's War II letters, collected in "London War Notes," are gem-like accounts of the everyday life of Britons as they coped with everything from blackouts and German bombing raids to shortages of gin and hot-water bottles.

    Five Best

  • Just a little thing -- that we share a taste for gem-like novels set in Baltimore, apparently -- but it's something.

    Melanie Benjamin: To Judge a Nook By Its Cover

  • But the film, making its New York premiere after successful runs at the Sarasota and Los Angeles film festivals, has gem-like moments scattered like Waffle House hashbrowns.

    At War With Zombies, Boredom and Ken Russell

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