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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • This Urban Gardner column incorrectly spelled the term purling as pearling.

    Men With Yarns to Tell

  • 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.

    Chapter 42


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