Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To turn; alter.
  • noun Same as turquoise. Tennyson.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.), obsolete Turquois.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Obsolete form of turquoise.

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Examples

  • So the two mothers created the moon from a slightly black stone, many kinds of yellow stone, turkis, and a red stone, that the world might be lighted at night.

    Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest

  • Then these two mothers, being inspired by Sussistinnako, the spider, made the sun from white shell, turkis, red stone, and abalone shell.

    Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest

  • His moccasins are also of deerskin and embroidered in yellow, red, and turkis beads.

    Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest

  • At first the russian army scored successes, entering the turkish dominion and occupying Moldavia, and the Russian Black Sea fleet, under the command of the celebrated Nakhimov, destroyed the turkis fleet at Synope.

    Leo Tolstoy: Childhood and Early Manhood

  • The Sun gave two turkis rabbit-sticks to Māāsēwe, telling him that in striking the Chaquena's rattle, he would strike her heart which she carried in the rattle.

    The Congress of Women: Held in the Woman's Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, U. S. A., 1893, With Portraits, Biographies and Addresses

  • Green turkis, carved with golden gods and scripts.

    The Light of Asia

  • He has keen black eyes and a beaked nose; about his neck he wears several dozen strings of beads, made of nacre shining shells, and little tablets of turkis are perforated and strung on sinew cord; in his ears he has silver rings, and his wrists are covered with silver bracelets.

    Canyons of the Colorado

  • Then, when they had promised the youth that he should be spared all further ill - usage, he opened the lining of his garment and showed us a gem which his mother had privily hung about his neck, and which was a lump or tablet of precious sky-blue turkis-stone, as large as a great plum, whereon was some charm inscribed in strange, outlandish signs which the Jewish Rabbi

    Margery — Volume 02

  • Then, when they had promised the youth that he should be spared all further ill-usage, he opened the lining of his garment and showed us a gem which his mother had privily hung about his neck, and which was a lump or tablet of precious sky-blue turkis-stone, as large as a great plum, whereon was some charm inscribed in strange, outlandish signs which the

    Margery — Complete

  • Then, when they had promised the youth that he should be spared all further ill-usage, he opened the lining of his garment and showed us a gem which his mother had privily hung about his neck, and which was a lump or tablet of precious sky-blue turkis-stone, as large as a great plum, whereon was some charm inscribed in strange, outlandish signs which the

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

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