• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gems (Zoöl) The chamois.
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  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.”
  • Hitopadesa
    “A store of grain, Oh king is the best of treasures. A gem put in your mouth will not support life.”
  • Sri Anandamayi Ma
    Sri Anandamayi Ma
    “Precious gems are profoundly buried in the earth and can only be extracted at the expense of great labor.”
  • Bengali Hymn
    Bengali Hymn
    “Dive deep, O mind, dive deep in the ocean of God's beauty! If you descend to the uttermost depths, there you will find the gem of love.”
  • William R. Alger
    William R. Alger
    “Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

Some of the gems are as big as cocoanuts.
"The Mask" by Arthur Hornblow
It looked like a gem, Simon?
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
Bake in a hot oven in greased gem pans for 25 minutes.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
The history of this precious gem is romantically curious.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
The "Nine Gems," Professor Mueller is very confident, belong to this period.
"India: What can it teach us?" by F. Max Müller
The surface of grass lawns may be seen on autumnal mornings covered with tiny webs gemmed with dew.
"Wild Nature Won By Kindness" by Elizabeth Brightwen
Twelve out of the number had gems hidden about them, and some of them a good lot.
"On the Irrawaddy" by G. A. Henty
Marble, cedar, rosewood, gold, and gems make a finer edifice than thatch and ordinary timber and stones.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
I glanced to the right, and then at the rajah and his two officers glittering with gold and gems, motionless, and as if astounded.
"Gil the Gunner" by George Manville Fenn
I pray you, keep for me these gems in trust, And give them to me when I come again.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866" by Various

In poetry:

Were all earth’s costly jewels thrown
In one great glittering heap,
They could not buy for ev’n a day
The gem I’d selfish keep.
"To Sanson (06)" by Madge Morris Wagner
The gems that gleam on the finger
Of her who is sleeping and cold,
But wring the hearts that linger.
And dream of the love they told.
"The Broken Heart" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Pale was her cheek in the pale moon-light,
And her lily brow lay bare,
And many a jewel and many a gem
Was sparkling amid'st her hair.
"St. Mark's Eve - A Fragment" by Mary Anne Browne
Each blest drop on each blest limb,
Is wash't itself, in washing Him :
'Tis a gem while it stays here ;
While it falls hence 'tis a tear.
"On the Water of our Lord's Baptism" by Richard Crashaw
Like moonstones drooping from a fair queen's ears
The pale lights seem--
White gems that shimmer when the dark appears
And the old dream--
"Fifth Avenue At Night" by Charles Hanson Towne
All sights and sounds of day and year,
All groups and forms, each leaf and gem,
Are thine, O God, nor will I fear
To talk to thee of them.
"A Prayer for the Past: All sights and sounds of day and yea" by George MacDonald

In news:

The new First Lady graced the Neighborhood Ball in a custom silk chiffon gown from Jason Wu, accessorized with Loree Rodkin gems and Jimmy Choo sandals.
It's a gem of a theater with an old-school feel and an experience that can't be found at a corporate theater.
The GEM Theatre and Harris Arts Center are collaborating to present an inaugural Fall Jazz Series sponsored by Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Opera San Jose polishes Johann Strauss ' gem.
Freedom to Discover a Southern Gem.
One big inning was the difference as the Kitsap BlueJackets dropped a 10-1 decision to the Klamath Falls Gems at Gene Lobe Field at the Kitsap Fairgrounds in a West Coast League baseball game.
Ania Byczkowska, Chicago, Ill. Sure—here's a tour of some of our favorite hidden gems around the city.
André Wilms and Blondin Miguel in Aki Kaurismaki's gem " Le Havre ".
Bach Festival continues gems small and large.
I had expected many gems on my journey, but not this one.
According to little books called "Astrology Gems," a marriage between our signs (I'm Scorpio, he's Aquarius) is supposed to be "difficult yet profound.
Chain Store Age editor Marianne Wilson put together a list of some new gems in the Big Apple.
Mets lose appeal, Dickey 'relieved' gem stands as one-hitter .
ESPNNewYork's Adam Rubin discusses Major League Baseball's decision to keep R.A. Dickey's recent gem a one-hitter .
(AP) — Ply Gem Windows plans to expand its plant in Rocky Mount and add 200 jobs.

In science:

In the accompanying Erratum, Min et al. provide corrections, evaluate the impact on the paper and retain their original conclusions that GEMS chemical properties are inconsistent with the bulk ISM and that most GEMS formed in the early solar system.
Comment on "The shape and composition of interstellar silicate grains"
With the corrections, two additional fundamental chemical properties of GEMS (Mg/(Mg+Fe) and O/Si), as well as a key optical property, the 10 µm infrared silicate feature1 , are consistent with those of the IS amorphous silicates as predicted by the Min et al. model, which itself relies on assumptions.
Comment on "The shape and composition of interstellar silicate grains"
Most reported GEMS infrared spectra are contaminated by neighboring crystalline and other amorphous silicates due to size mismatch between typical GEMS and instrument beam spots, but a pure GEMS infrared measurement displayed a maximum around 9.7 µm (Bradley et al. 1999) consistent with the ISM silicate feature.
Comment on "The shape and composition of interstellar silicate grains"
In the accompanying Erratum, Min et al. acknowledge that these isotopically anomalous GEMS were indeed part of the population of IS amorphous silicates.
Comment on "The shape and composition of interstellar silicate grains"
However, they advocate an early solar system origin for most GEMS.
Comment on "The shape and composition of interstellar silicate grains"