Part of speech: verb

To adorn with gems.

Part of speech: noun

A precious stone.

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Usage examples "gem":

  1. 18. Then said Gudrun, Giuki's daughter: " Such was my Sigurd among Giuki's sons, as is the garlick out from the grass which grows, or a bright stone on a thread drawn, a precious gem on kings. - "The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson", Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson.
  2. We have a new worker, a gem of a worker. - "Dear Enemy", Jean Webster.
  3. It was the special runner who was carrying the latest gem from the lips of Bendigo- at work a little farther up- to the expectant and breathless audience. - "No Man's Land", H. C. McNeile.