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- v. Present participle of pearl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation of taking off the hull or pericarp of grain; the decortication of grain, as in preparing pearl-barley.
- n. The act or industry of fishing for pearls; pearl-fishing.
- n. In intaglio-engraving, glass-cutting, and the like, the producing of incised ornaments resembling half-balls or other rounded forms.
- n. See pearlin.
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I won't guess at the score, but I really like the "pearling" on the bases and brow tines.
It is possible to see chemists make pills from boluses to globules, but the Malay Indians are said jealously to keep the process of "pearling" sago a trade secret.
Island and to look over the pearling possibilities of the Mboli
Cocoanut-planting was his particular idea, with trading, and maybe pearling, along with other things, until the plantation should come into bearing.
It occurred in the Solomons, where our wildest work had been done in the wild young days, and where we were once more -- principally on a holiday, incidentally to look after our holdings on Florida Island and to look over the pearling possibilities of the Mboli Pass.
The pearling season in the Paumotus was over, and all hands were returning to Tahiti.
I had had some experience in blackbirding before I went pearling in the Paumotus.
The move may hinder economic activity in the region, including agriculture, pearling and tourism developments, he said.
This Urban Gardner column incorrectly spelled the term purling as pearling.
He would buy a schooner - one of those yacht-like, coppered crafts that sailed like witches - and go trading copra and pearling among the islands.