Begem

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Begem To adorn with gems, or as with gems. "Begemmed with dewdrops.""Those lonely realms bright garden isles begem ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • begem To adorn with gems, or as with gems; stud with gems, or anything suggesting them.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Begem be-jem′ to adorn, as with gems.
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Usage

In literature:

And the high-souled Vidura sat on a begemmed seat covered with a white deer-skin that almost touched Krishna's seat.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
There was not a single tree or plant which was not begemmed with flowers.
"Folk-Tales of Bengal" by Lal Behari Day
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In poetry:

And as she breathes, with balmy sighs,
A fervent blessing over them,
The tearful, glistening dews begem
The parents' and the children's eyes.
"The Meetings Of The Flowers" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
He lies beneath yon Poplar tree
That tops the church-yard, sighing!
For sighing oft it seems to be,
And as its waving leaves, around,
With morning's tears begem the ground
The Zephyr trembles, flying!
"The Deserted Cottage" by Mary Darby Robinson
Sweet month! thy locks with bursting buds begemmed,
With opening hyacinths and hawthorn flowers,
Fair still thou art, though showers bedim thine eye.
The cloud soon leaves thy brow, and mild the sun
Looks out with watery beam, looks out and smiles.
"British Georgics. May" by James Grahame