What does the word garnet mean?

Usage examples for garnet

  1. At the 1843 convention in Buffalo, N. Y., Henry Highland Garnet tried to persuade the movement to declare violence an acceptable tool in the destruction of slavery. – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  2. If a feller was made of pure gold from head to feet, with diamond eyes and a garnet nose, do you s'pose he would look so good to me as Josiah Allen duz? – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  3. Sir Garnet Wolseley stood by him through thick and thin. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul