mother-of-pearl mother-of-pearl

Definition(s):

  • (n) the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell

Usage(s):

  1. The walls are covered with teak carved in arabesque patterns and inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
  2. He sold out his Tokyo mother-of-pearl business, moved to oyster-packed Ago Bay to experiment.
  3. Glittering in red, gold and mother-of-pearl, Lucille answers in a wordless, keening obbligato.

News

  • Only Watch 2013

    Paris becomes Monaco in Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Une Journée à Monaco: the scene on the rotating turquoise, lapis lazuli and mother-of-pearl dial changes by the hour. Housed in white gold with 105 diamonds (2.75 ct).
    on September 23, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. Mozart wrote: "I really must have a coat like that, as it's worth it just for the buttons that I've been hankering after for some time ...... They're mother-of-pearl with some white stones around the edge and a beautiful yellow stone in the centre."
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "He's given me a 30 crore gift - my film 'Om Shanti Om' and dates for it. What more can I ask for? Gauri and he gifted me a Tag Heuer mother-of-pearl diamond watch too," said Farah when we got in touch recently.
    on Dec 21, 2006 By: Farah Khan Source: India Target

  3. "Since a subtle interaction exists between sound and shape, I see q as browner than k, while s is not the light blue of c, but a curious mixture of azure and mother-of-pearl," Nabokov wrote in his memoir "Speak, Memory."
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Vladimir Nabokov Source: CNN

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