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Impearl

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Impearl To decorate as with pearls or with anything resembling pearls. "With morning dews impearled .""The dews of the morning impearl every thorn."
    • Impearl To form into pearls, or into that which resembles pearls. "Dewdrops which the sun Impearls on every leaf and every flower."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • impearl To form into pearls or the resemblance of pearls.
    • impearl To decorate with or as if with pearls.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Impearl im-pėrl′ to adorn with or as with pearls: to make like pearls.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. im-, in + pearl,: cf. F. emperler,

Usage

In literature:

Wormwood squeezed into impearled goblets!
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
GOD saves His chaste impearled One!
"From John O'Groats to Land's End" by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
Ye are pierced with the rings of our chains; ye are impearled with our necessities!
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
God saves His chaste, impearled one!
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
The flattering East her gates impearled, We hunt the morning round the world.
"Tablets" by Amos Bronson Alcott
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In poetry:

No rosebuds yet by dawn impearled
Match, even in loveliest lands,
The sweetest flowers in all the world -
A baby's hands.
"Etude Realiste" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I saw, at eve, a wither'd rose—
The sun's warm ray had curl'd it ;
Its powerless leaves it could not close,
And dewy tears impearl'd it :
"The Withered Rose" by Mary Anne Browne
The glimmering twilight and the doubtful dawn
Shall see your step to these sad scenes return:
Constant, as crystal dews impearl the lawn,
Shall Strephon's tear bedew Ophelia's urn.
"Elegy IV. Ophilia's Urn. To Mr. Graves" by William Shenstone
Oh, wondrous beauty of the morning skies!
Oh, wide green fields with beady dew impearled!
The lark soars upward, singing as she flies,
Oh, wave of free, swift wings, oh, happy world!
"The Story Of Gladys" by Marietta Holley
In the light of that star lie the ages impearled;
And that song from afar Has swept over the world.
Every hearth is aflame, and the beautiful sing
In the homes of the nations that Jesus is King!
"A Christmas Carol" by Josiah Gilbert Holland
As some old language of the dead,
In one resounding syllable,
Says Rome and Greece and all is said—
A simple word a child may spell;
So in your liquid note impearled
Sings the long epic of the world.
"To A Bird At Dawn" by Richard Le Gallienne