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Pearl, a white and shining body found in certain testaceous fish and worn as a jewel: Pilgr. 133. LLL IV, 2, 91. V, 2, 458. Mids. II, 1, 15. As V, 4, 63. Tw. IV, 3, 2. Troil. I, 1, 103. Hml. V, 2, 293. Oth. V, 2, 347. Ant. I, 5, 41. Plur. “--s:” Ven. 980. Compl. 198. Tp. I, 2, 398. Gent. V, 2, 11. Ado III, 4, 20. LLL V, 2, 53. Mids. IV, 1, 59. H4B II, 4, 53. Lr. IV, 3, 24. Ant. II, 5, 46. Plur. “p.:” Sonn. 34, 13. Gent. II, 4, 170. III, 1, 224. Wiv. V, 5, 75. Mids. I, 1, 211. Shr. Ind. 2, 44. II, 355. V, 1, 77. H5 IV, 1, 279. R3 I, 4, 26. IV, 4, 322. Tit. II, 1, 19. Used of tears: “wiped the brinish p. from her bright eyes,” Lucr. 1213. “those round clear --s of his,” Lucr. 1213 “draws those --s from his eyes,” John II, 169 (cf. Ven. 980. Sonn. 34, 13. Gent. III, 1, 224. R3 IV, 4, 322. Lr. IV, 3, 24). Denoting any thing precious: “black men are --s in beauteous ladies' eyes,” Gent. V, 2, 12. “this is the p. that pleased your empress' eye,” Tit. V, 1, 42. “she is a p.” Troil. II, 2, 81. “I see thee compassed with thy kingdom's p., that speak my salutation in their minds,” Mcb. V, 8, 56 (i. e. the ornament, the élite, viz the high nobility).
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