jewel


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jewel \Jew"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jeweled, or Jewelled; p.
   pr. & vb. n. Jeweling, or Jewelling.]
   To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a
   sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels; to
   bejewel.
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         The long gray tufts . . . are jeweled thick with dew.
                                                  --M. Arnold.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jewel \Jew"el\ (j[=u]"[e^]l or j[udd]"[e^]l), n. [OE. juel,
   jowel, OF. jouel, juel, joiel, F. joyau, dim. of OF. joie
   joy, jewel, F. joie joy. See Joy.]
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   1. An ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and
      having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design.
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            Plate of rare device, and jewels
            Of rich and exquisite form.           --Shak.
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   2. A precious stone; a gem. --Shak.
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   3. An object regarded with special affection; a precious
      thing. "Our prince (jewel of children)." --Shak.
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   4. A bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a
      crystal or precious stone, as a ruby.
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   Jewel block (Naut.), block at the extremity of a yard,
      through which the halyard of a studding sail is rove.
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