Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See pearlin.
  • noun The operation of taking off the hull or pericarp of grain; the decortication of grain, as in preparing pearl-barley.
  • noun The act or industry of fishing for pearls; pearl-fishing.
  • noun In intaglio-engraving, glass-cutting, and the like, the producing of incised ornaments resembling half-balls or other rounded forms.

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  • verb Present participle of pearl.

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Examples

  • I won't guess at the score, but I really like the "pearling" on the bases and brow tines.

    What would my deer score? You can look at the image on my profile.

  • I won't guess at the score, but I really like the "pearling" on the bases and brow tines.

    What would my deer score? You can look at the image on my profile.

  • 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.

    Miscellanea

  • The pearling season in the Paumotus was over, and all hands were returning to Tahiti.

    THE HEATHEN

  • The pearling season in the Paumotus was over, and all hands were returning to Tahiti.

    THE HEATHEN

  • Island and to look over the pearling possibilities of the Mboli

    THE HEATHEN

  • Cocoanut-planting was his particular idea, with trading, and maybe pearling, along with other things, until the plantation should come into bearing.

    Chapter 5

  • I had had some experience in blackbirding before I went pearling in the Paumotus.

    THE HEATHEN

  • I had had some experience in blackbirding before I went pearling in the Paumotus.

    THE HEATHEN

  • 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 HEATHEN

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