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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of gem.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. covered with beads or jewels or sequins


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  • “Look at this,” says my mother, holding up an elaborately gemmed and frilly princess gown.

    Left Neglected

  • The roadway had become a flowing ribbon of silk, gemmed with yellow cat-like eyes that floated past wary and curious in their regard for him and his nervous horse.


  • His rimed brows turned to cataracts as he whirled about; his mustache, still frozen, seemed gemmed with diamonds and turned the light in varicolored rays; while the flying feet slipped on the chunks of ice which rattled from his moccasins and German socks.

    The Wife of a King

  • Then the light and the thought ceased to pulse beneath the tear-gemmed eyelids, and with a tired sigh of comfort he sank into sleep.


  • Then he brushed away the frozen tears that gemmed his lashes.


  • She was wearing no high coronet of diamonds, she was encased in no gemmed stomacher, and they had girt her with no jewelled sword.

    Pilgrimage with La Virgen de Zapopan from "A House in the Sun" by Dane Chandos

  • Hence the church is adorned with gemmed crowns of light--no, with lustres like cartwheels, circled all round with lamps, but no less brilliant with precious stones that stud them.

    The singing of Psalms and the Divine Office

  • At length he stood on the broken steps of the high altar, barefooted, as was the rule, and holding in his hand his pastoral staff, for the gemmed ring and jewelled mitre had become secular spoils.

    The Abbot

  • This surmounted a visage, the nose of which was the most prominent feature, being of unusual size, and at least as richly gemmed as his head-gear.

    The Abbot

  • We are, however, attempting to find java that's fair-trade, shade-grown and organic (hint: no Starbucks brew wears this virtuous, triple-gemmed crown).

    Simran Sethi: Life Cycle: Java Break


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  • In heraldry, describing a ring or annulet set with a jewel of a different tincture. Also stoned or jewelled.

    October 5, 2011