Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A stylized octagonal motif in Oriental rugs.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Persian, rose; see julep.]

Examples

  • "Oh, they'll be themselves again in next to no time," Lessa said and, to R'gul's intense disapproval, she giggled.

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  • His dragon, Hath, however, was in a fine state of disorientation due to R'gul's state of mind.

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  • Even old S'lel, once R'gul's avowed supporter, was following the majority.

    DragonFlight

  • The state of the Weyr and the reduced number of dragons were as much Jora's fault as R'gul's, for she had indirectly encouraged sloth, negligence, and gluttony.

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  • R'gul's current course of inaction as Weyrleader was based on the idea that if no one.

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  • Out of perverse distaste for outworn doctrines against which she herself had chafed during R'gul's leadership, and out of respect for F'lar's intelligence, Lessa backed him completely.

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  • Think, Lessa of Pern, "and F'nor leaned toward her, his smile bitter," what R'gul's reaction will be.

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  • "Have you noticed how K'net and his wingriders chafe at R'gul's restrictions?" she asked, watching Lessa closely.

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  • Her unexpectedly urgent entreaty, delivered with a mounting anxiety, impressed Lessa far more than all R'gul's pompous exhortations about constant attendance on Ramoth.

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  • R'gul's eyes widened as he stared at F'lar as if he had never seen him before.

    DragonFlight

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  • Etymology: Persian Gol/Gul گل. Rose.

    August 30, 2009