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  • noun Plural form of onyx.

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Examples

  • The house is most magnificently built without, nor less gloriously furnished within, having whole tables and bedsteads of massy silver, many of them sett with achates, onyxes, cornelians, lazulis, pearls, turquizes, and other precious stones.

    Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa With Sixteen Illustrations In Colour By William Parkinson And Sixteen Other Illustrations, Second Edition

  • As for her eyes, say, gigantic onyxes -- or ebony highly polished and wet with May dew.

    Chivalry

  • As for her eyes, the customary similes of the court poets were gigantic onyxes or ebony highly polished and wet with May dew.

    Chivalry

  • His eyes were large and insolent, coloured like onyxes; for the rest, he had a handsome surly face which was disfigured by pimples.

    Domnei A Comedy of Woman-Worship

  • Like Herod the Tetrarch, they must have "Peacocks whose crying calls the rain, and the spreading of their tails brings down the Moon;" they must have "opals that burn with flame as cold as ice" and onyxes and amber and the tapestries of Tyre, The pansies that "are for thoughts" touch them not and the voices of the street-singers leave them cold.

    Visions and Revisions A Book of Literary Devotions

  • There were forty carbuncles, two hundred and ten sapphires, sixty-one agates, and a great quantity of beryls, onyxes, cats'-eyes, turquoises, and other stones, the very names of which I did not know at the time, though I have become more familiar with them since.

    The Sign of Four

  • His little eyes were soft and brown and twinkled like onyxes.

    Orpheus in Mayfair and Other Stories and Sketches

  • As matters stand, however, I have spent -- let me see-pearls one forty thousand; emeralds, seven fifty; rubies, eight forty; brilliants, nine twenty; onyxes -- I have several very nice onyxes-two thirty.

    The Doings of Raffles Haw

  • Her feet were the smallest in the world; her eyes were long and slanting and bright as brown onyxes, and when you heard her laugh it was like the listening to a tinkling stream or to the chimes of a silver bell.

    The Art of the Story-Teller

  • There were forty carbuncles, two hundred and ten sapphires, sixty-one agates, and a great quantity of beryls, onyxes, cats'-eyes, turquoises, and other stones, the very names of which I did not know at the time, though I have become more familiar with them since.

    The Sign of the Four

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