Word of the day : gemmary

Definitions

  • (adjective): Pertaining to gems or jewels.
  • (noun): A gem-engraver.
  • (noun): A depository for gems; a jewel-house. In this sense also written gemmery.
  • (noun): The science of or knowledge concerning gems.

Example Sentences

  • In painting and gemmary Fortunato, like his countrymen, was a quack -- but in the matter of old wines he was sincere.
  • His fiery earnestness, his passion for righteousness, the boldness with which he censured the corruptions of the Roman Court, the personal qualities by which he -- a foreigner and a mere monk -- made himself for a short period the lawgiver, the prophet, and virtually the dictator of Florence -- that Florence which was at the time the very gemmary of the Renaissance -- his sudden fall and tragic death; all combine to attract toward him our admiration, pity, and love, and to leave upon our minds the impression of his extraordinary moral genius.

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