• WordNet 3.6
    • n necklace jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Daisy takes the necklace out of the box Daisy takes the necklace out of the box

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Queen Elizabeth I always wore a necklace with a little perfume bottle attached everywhere she went
    • necklace (Naut) A rope or chain fitted around the masthead to hold hanging blocks for jibs and stays.
    • necklace A string of beads, etc., or any continuous band or chain, worn around the neck as an ornament.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Russian Imperial Necklace has been loaned out by Joseff jewelers of Hollywood for 1,215 different feature films.
    • n necklace Any flexible ornament worn round the neck, us one of shells, coins, beads, or flowers.
    • n necklace A band or tie for the neck, of lace, silk, or the like, worn by women.
    • n necklace A noose or halter.
    • n necklace Nautical, a chain about a lower mast, to which the futtock-shrouds were formerly secured; a strap girding a lower mast and carrying leading-blocks.
    • n necklace In ceramics, a molding or continuous ornament applied to the shoulder or neck of a vase or bottle, especially when twisted, divided into beads, or the like.
    • necklace To form into a necklace; encircle or surround with, or as with, a necklace.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Necklace a lace or string of beads or precious stones worn on the neck by women
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hnecca; Ger. nacken.


In literature:

Some of the children wore necklaces and bracelets of silver to the value of six hundred rupees.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Each time he reached the necklace he gave it another kick.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
Some one has described the Dutch East Indies as a necklace of emeralds strung on the equator.
"Where the Strange Trails Go Down" by E. Alexander Powell
It was late afternoon of the day on which he had bought the necklace.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Cutting Off a Head for a Necklace.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
At times a sigh made her breast heave and raised the enamels of her necklace.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
But the bracelet on a wrist, or the necklace round a neck, or the ring upon a finger is another matter!
"Fantômas" by Pierre Souvestre
Why, here are enough to make twenty necklaces; and wealth means power!
"The Olive Fairy Book" by Various
With a little shriek of joy Tephany took the necklace, and snapping the clasp ran to the mirror which hung in the corner.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
His beard was full and gray, and a necklace of gold coins hung down to his waist.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
And when he said that he had never had one, his wife's coronet or necklace was demanded.
"The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus" by Ammianus Marcellinus
But there's something about a necklace.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
The hunter who kills him claims the necklace.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
But there was a necklace of pearls, and he thought you'd like them.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
A long tress of dark hair, a white veil, a bit of flower, and a shining necklace.
"Our Moslem Sisters" by Annie Van Sommer
Women were forbidden to wear necklaces, rings, or pins, on the Sabbath.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
"Daisy's Necklace" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
I ask you, men, does he not deserve the necklace of leopard's claws?
"The White Chief of the Caffres" by A.W. Drayson
She wore a necklace of many-colored gems.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
To her the necklace was a talisman.
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond

In poetry:

A bush of hair, the brow to shade,
Sometimes the eyes to cover ;
A necklace that might be display'd
"Female Fashions for 1799" by Mary Darby Robinson
On silver necklaces they strung
The light of stars, on crowns they hung
The dragon-fire, from twisted wire
The melody of harps they wrung.
"Over The Misty Mountains Cold" by J R R Tolkien
``And soon I shall have for my nut—sweet girl,
When the May tree is adorning
Its weather—tanned skin with rows of pearl,
A new necklace, night and morning.
"An April Fool" by Alfred Austin
This was Milanion's way (the crowd gone home,
and she, trembling to be alone with him)
pinioned his white swan there after the race
and made her thighs a necklace of his own
"The Postures Of Love" by Alexander Comfort
My mind becomes silent.
A friend arrived and says:
"That which is good is real
it is never non-existent;
entire world preserves and cherishes it its chest
like a precious jewel in a necklace."
"Ungrateful Sorrow" by Rabindranath Tagore
'Rings, let us say, drawn from the hapless fingers
Of some great lady, many centuries nameless,—
Or is that too sepulchral?—dulled with dust;
And necklaces that crumble if you touch them;
And gold brocades that, breathed on, fall to rust.
"The House Of Dust: Part 03: 11:" by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

Regulators with the Consumer Product Safety Commission say high levels of lead, and sharp points at the ends of pendants triggered the Raymond Geddes company to recall about 155,000 of their necklaces.
A bracelet and necklace made by Tanya White for her company Found Fusion on Sunday, November 18, 2012.
Amber teething necklaces are a type of jewelry designed for teething babies and toddlers to wear to ease the pain and discomfort of teething.
Booze Craft Beer and Pretzel Necklaces Abound at Barley Bros Traveling Beer Show.
Philip crangi sources vintage african beads for a new collection of necklaces.
Kathryn Smith collects prayer- bead necklaces from many different faiths.
Victoriana is a simply elegant silk cord bracelet or necklace embellished with beads.
The 27-year-old playboy prince was partying in Las Vegas over the weekend when he was caught with his pants off - and everything else - but a wristwatch and necklace.
Burmese Ruby Necklace Tops $74 Million Hong Kong Auction.
Tiffany & Co 1837 series strip pendant Necklaces [Model: TD0.
Gift suggestions include socks, slippers, shirts, lap blankets, combs, brushes, cards, games, calendars , stuffed animals, aftershave, lotion, and necklaces.
The most common types are rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Oscar de la Renta Necklace .
Macaroni necklaces are a serious commitment, as far as gifts go.
Stockton has seen a series of thefts involving gold necklaces and chains but witness tips are paying off and police have arrested two men on charges of robbery.

In science:

The Rubinstein-Duke (RD) model is in a way complementary to the necklace model.
Exact Solution for a 1-dimensional model for Reptation
The particles are called + viz. − and they hop according to the same rules as the vacancies in the necklace model model.
Exact Solution for a 1-dimensional model for Reptation
Note that the drift velocity of the RD model is twice the value of the necklace model, since there are two systems of particles moving independently.
Exact Solution for a 1-dimensional model for Reptation
We have given an exact solution for the stationary state of the necklace model introduced by Guidoni et al.
Exact Solution for a 1-dimensional model for Reptation
Part (b) gives the renewal time of the RD chain with the expression (41) deduced from the necklace model.
Exact Solution for a 1-dimensional model for Reptation
We show how a recently proposed supersymmetric quantum mechanics model leads to nontrivial results/conjectures on the combinatorics of binary necklaces and linear-feedback shift-registers.
Supersymmetry and Combinatorics
Pauli’s exclusion principle plays a crucial role: by pro jecting out certain states/necklaces, it allows to represent the supersymmetry algebra in the resulting subspace.
Supersymmetry and Combinatorics
As such the vectors of the large-N Hilbert space can be put in one-to-one correspondence with binary necklaces, with the two beads representing bosonic and fermionic matrices.
Supersymmetry and Combinatorics
However, Fermi statistics provides a welldefined “Pauli razor”, which pro jects out a subset of all binary necklaces.
Supersymmetry and Combinatorics
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how supersymmetry in our physical model gives non-trivial results on the combinatorics of binary necklaces and how, vice versa, known combinatorics results on the latter allow to determine the way supersymmetry is realized.
Supersymmetry and Combinatorics
The rest of the paper is organized as follows: in Sec. 2 we explain how single-trace states are connected to necklaces and describe how they can be enumerated taking into account Fermi statistics; the concept of Pauli allowed or forbidden necklaces is introduced together with some examples.
Supersymmetry and Combinatorics
In Sec. 3 we provide a generalization of Polya’s formula, by giving the number of forbidden necklaces with a prescribed number of bosonic and fermionic beads.
Supersymmetry and Combinatorics
Therefore our states correspond to what mathematicians define as necklaces - periodic chains made of different beads.
Supersymmetry and Combinatorics
Let us now look in more detail how the antisymmetry excludes some of the planar states/necklaces.
Supersymmetry and Combinatorics
Our problem is to find in a systematic way which necklaces and how many of them survive the Pauli principle.
Supersymmetry and Combinatorics