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  • The edges were wrought with seed-pearls, and fringed with Valenciennes lace and bullion.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • And she did love doing it; her heart rejoiced in the rich silks, the vivid wools, the precious metal threads that she couched down upon velvet or satin, the tiny gemstone beads, the minuscule seed-pearls.

    Ill Met By Moonlight

  • They nestled among leaves no bigger than seed-pearls, which gave off a sweet, spicy scent as he trod on them.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • On the grass beside him lay a plumed hat, and a pair of riding-gloves gauntleted with gilt lace, and sewn with seed-pearls wrought into a curious device.

    The Fisherman and His Soul

  • Across the windows hung thin curtains of muslin embroidered with beetles 'wings and with tiny seed-pearls, and as it passed by a pale-faced Circassian looked out and smiled at me.

    The Fisherman and His Soul

  • He considered his own rings -- rubies and garnets -- and slid off one of the inferior -- a garnet set with seed-pearls -- and gave it to her.

    The Frozen Heart

  • They thought of their mother's perfect face, framed in the scarf with the seed-pearls and gold beads.

    Funeral Games

  • A scarf trailed out, stitched with seed-pearls and gold beads.

    Funeral Games

  • He lifted out a scarf stitched with seed-pearls and small gold beads.

    Funeral Games

  • It proved to be a pearl-oyster, as Max had supposed, and on being opened was found to contain eleven seed-pearls.

    The Island Home

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