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  • He held his stubby hands clasped together between his knees, looking down at the ruby and diamond chips a-glitter in his fat gold rings.

    Tour de Force

  • These precious stones included 1 large ruby and sapphire; 16 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 4 rubies, 1363 brilliant diamonds; 1273 rose diamonds, 147 table diamonds; 4 drop-shaped pearls;

    Queen Victoria

  • Then said he, Depart and make thereon an impregnable castle, rising and towering high in air, and build around it a thousand pavilions, each upon a thousand columns of chrysolite and ruby and vaulted with gold, that in each pavilion

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When the girl heard the broker’s words, she drew from her finger a costly signet-ring of ruby and said to the man, “Carry me to yonder youth, and if he buy me, this ring shall be thine, in requital of thy travail with me this day.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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