A female given name from the precious stone, taken into general use in the 1970s
Emily. Em-il-y, three syllables, like a knock on the door of destiny. Such an odd, old-fashioned name, compared to those Kylies and Traceys and Jades — names that reeked of Impulse and grease and stood out in gaudy neon colours —.
The common name for either of two minerals, both white to green in colour, used as gems Jadeite NaA(SiO3)2, rarer and costlier, is found in Myanmar, China, Japan, and Guatemaia Also nephrite (See below ) Jade has been particularly prized by the Chinese and Japanese as the most precious of gems (Columbia on-line Encyclopaedia )
A disreputable or vicious woman; a wench; a quean; also, sometimes, a worthless man
It is very hard and compact, capable of fine polish, and is used for ornamental purposes and for implements, esp
similar to the color of jade; especially varying from bluish green to yellowish green
James DSSSL Engine, C++ implementation of the DSSSL stylesheet language by James Clark for Win32 and UNIX platforms, current version is 1 2 Jade supports the backends RTF, XML, Fot (=Flow Object Tree), TeX, MIF (a MacIntosh-form
exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
Jade is a hard stone, usually green in colour, that is used for making jewellery and ornaments. Either of two tough, compact, typically green gemstones that take a high polish. Both have been carved into jewelry, ornaments, small sculptures, and utilitarian objects from earliest recorded times. The more highly prized of the two jadestones is jadeite; the other is nephrite. Both types may be white or colourless, but colours such as red, green, and gray may occur
a semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite similar to the color of jade; especially varying from bluish green to yellowish green
> The term 'jade' and the Chinese term 'yu' have often been used loosely to designate a variety of hardstones Their use should, however, be limited to jadeite and nephrite Nephrite belongs to the amphibole group of minerals and is a silicate of calcium and magnesium Its crystalline structure has the appearance of hair-like fibers felted together to form a closely integrated mass, and it is this which gives it its strength Nephrite ranks as 6 5 on the Moh scale of hardness Nephrite has been worked in China since the Neolithic period Much of the nephrite used in China came from Khotan and Yarkand in Central Asia
or The Divine Stone Worn by the Indians as an amulet to preserve them from the bite of venomous animals, and to cure the gravel, epilepsy, etc (Hill ) "The conversation was interspersed by continual cups of tea drunk out of the most beautiful Chinese-ware, while the Ambar's cup was of a green jade " - Bonvalot: Across Thibet, chap x p 252 Jade A worthless horse An old woman (used in contempt) A young woman (not necessarily contemptuous)
If you are jaded, you feel bored, tired, and not enthusiastic, for example because you have had too much of the same thing. We had both become jaded, disinterested, and disillusioned. = bored. someone who is jaded is no longer interested in or excited by something, usually because they have experienced too much of it (jade (17-19 centuries), from jade (14-21 centuries))
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