In the hospital the state of his handwriting was terrible, he says, but he “scribbled” much of Inside a pearl while in hospital.
As we left to recuperate at, yes, the vaunted Starbucks, Jigs reminded me of a moment in pearl Square.
What was America supposed to do after pearl Harbor, put the keys to the Golden Gate in an airmail envelope and send them to Tojo?
Eight years after pearl Harbor, the closest historic parallel, World War II was four years over.
Whether Girl with a pearl Earring is on a par with this dress (or any other) isn't relevant there.
We rowed back to the pearl for breakfast, and to prepare for the search.
"Just about as much as I gave you that pearl pin," retorted Kirkwood hotly.
I care not for all those strings of pearl, which you fret me by warping into my tresses, Janet.
You shake it; it's the pearl stud there was last year—that's all.
To westward; the last of the spent day—rust-red and pearl, illimitable levels of shore waiting for the tide to turn again.
mid-13c., from Old French perle (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin perla (mid-13c.), of unknown origin. Perhaps from Vulgar Latin *pernula, diminutive of Latin perna, which in Sicily meant "pearl," earlier "sea-mussel," literally "ham, haunch, gammon," so called for the shape of the mollusk shells.
Other theories connect it with the root of pear, also somehow based on shape, or Latin pilula "globule," with dissimilation. The usual Latin word for "pearl" was margarita (see margarite).
For pearls before swine, see swine. Pearl Harbor translates Hawaiian Wai Momi, literally "pearl waters," so named for the pearl oysters found there; transferred sense of "effective sudden attack" is attested from 1942 (in reference to Dec. 7, 1941).
"knit with inverted stitches," 1825; earlier "embroider with gold or silver thread" (1520s), probably from Middle English pirlyng "revolving, twisting," of unknown origin. The two senses usually are taken as one word, but even this is not certain. Klein suggests a source in Italian pirolare "to twirl," from pirolo "top." As a noun, from late 14c. as "bordering, frills," 1530s as "twisted thread of gold and silver."
"flow with a murmuring sound," 1580s, imitative, perhaps from a Scandinavian language. Related: Purled; purling.
A small sphere of thin glass containing amyl nitrite or other volatile fluid, designed to be crushed, as in a handkerchief, so that its contents can be inhaled.
Any of a number of small tough masses of mucus occurring in the sputum in asthma.
A smooth, slightly iridescent, white or grayish rounded growth inside the shells of some mollusks. Pearls form as a reaction to the presence of a foreign particle, and consist of thin layers of mother-of-pearl that are deposited around the particle. The pearls of oysters are often valued as gems.
(Heb. gabish, Job 28:18; Gr. margarites, Matt. 7:6; 13:46; Rev. 21:21). The pearl oyster is found in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Its shell is the "mother of pearl," which is of great value for ornamental purposes (1 Tim. 2:9; Rev. 17:4). Each shell contains eight or ten pearls of various sizes.