Rock ruby

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rock ruby (Min) a fine reddish variety of garnet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rock ruby a ruby-red garnet
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rubi—L. rubeusruber, red.

Usage

In literature:

It was emery rock, and imbedded in the pale green mass were ruby crystals, and true Oriental rubies at that.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
When I had finished, I loaded it with rubies, emeralds, ambergris, rock-crystal, and bales of rich stuffs.
"The Arabian Nights" by Unknown
As Captain Ogilvy had predicted, Ruby was at once engaged as an assistant blacksmith on the Bell Rock.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
THE ROCK OF RUBIES, AND THE QUARRY OF PEARLS.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
The walls and ceiling looked like rocks studded with blazing rubies and flashing diamonds.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
The weathering of the rock has developed placers from which most of the rubies are recovered.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
On a certain day, a law-court day, Muffler sat on a diamond rock, and at his back was a rock of ruby blazing in the sun.
"The Fairy School of Castle Frank" by Grant Balfour
Rubies and precious stones are only born Amidst the rugged rocks, uncouth and swarth.
"Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886)" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
In a few moments "Rake" pulls up short, and stands like a rock; "Ruby" backs him.
"Ladies in the Field"
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In poetry:

The days that clothed white limbs with heat,
And rocked the red rose on their breast,
Have passed with amber-sandaled feet
Into the ruby-gated west.
"Days And Days" by Madison Julius Cawein
The violet is wild, and low of birth;
Rubies are stones, for all their priceless worth:
The moon itself is made of rocks and earth--
All flame, thou shinest like the sun, my love.
"Thy Voice Is Sweet" by Sayat Nova

In news:

"I'm kinda on rock 'n' roll probation," says Davit Buck, of semi-defunct San Diego band the Homeless Sexuals, which at press time was scheduled to reunite its 2005 lineup on April 23 at the Ruby Room in Hillcrest.
P OP M USIC C LASSICAL M USIC R ECORDS A RT M USEUMS S TAGE D ANCE M OVIES G EMS Diamonds, rubies and ordinary rocks star at area's new Mine Gallery.
Scandinavian free-jazz trio the Thing performs in matching Ruby's BBQ T-shirts and pals around with rock giants Thurston Moore and Jim O'Rourke.
Ruby Falls and Rock City beckon with Christmas attractions.
Sapphires and rubies are always au courant, but this fall designers are delivering jewelry and gems as solid as a rock.
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