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Usage examples for opal

  1. It's just as beautiful as sunset- more so, I think, and would give you a different scheme of colour, all opal and pearly pink, instead of golden and brown. – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  2. She exchanged them for opal pendants. – His Second Wife by Ernest Poole
  3. Foyle placed it carefully back in his pocket, while Grell stared at the opal shade of the electric light. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  4. The Lad tried to answer, but could not; and he slipped the opal under his shirt. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  5. And, indeed, on this strange morning the big town looked more dream- like than usual as they regarded it from the windows of this saloon- the buildings opal- like in the pale fog, a dusky glitter on the high towers of the Houses of Parliament, and some touches of rose red on the ripples of the yellow water around them. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  6. She wished to taste it, in memory of the lake which she had seen silent and beautiful at night in its opal cup. – The Red Lily, v2 by Anatole France
  7. I do not know, nor do I much care; the main thing is to learn that the covering of the asparagus- berry, which becomes an opal globe when the grub has emptied it, has failed to save the recluse. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  8. A frosted expanse of even grass, on which the shadow of his head appeared with an opal halo round it, soon allowed the house to be discovered beyond, the other portions of the park abounding with timber older and finer than that of any other spot in the neighbourhood. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  9. There was the start in the opal light of the early morning, with a faint rose sky making a background for the cross on the College, and the chimes saying " Seven o'clock." – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  10. It was dull in the tree- shade, but glowing in the light; Flashing like an opal- stone, Carved into a flagon; and the colours glanced and ran, Where at first there had seemed to be none. – Sword Blades and Poppy Seed by Amy Lowell
  11. Unused to attack from the air, they had all halted in place and were gaping open- mouthed, their opal teeth gleaming in the white flare- light. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  12. An easy and indolent disposition made him gentle and childlike in his manners; and, in short, the beauty of his character, like that of the precious opal, was owing to a defect in its organization. – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  13. So, serenely sure of Johnny's love, she had no misgivings when the sun went down and those wonderful, opal tints of the afterglow filled all the sky. – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  14. The horizon is veiled with smoke- color and tender opal. – A Northern Countryside by Rosalind Richards
  15. Still, the Opal is a fast craft, and if any man can do what is to be done, Murray will do it. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. Lovely morning clouds, soft, transparent white, tinted with rose, violet and gold, tempered the dazzling splendor of the rising sun, and half vailed the opal- hued mountain tops, and even hung upon the emerald mountain side. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  17. The next moment he had saluted her with gentle grace and was gone from the room- from the house- between the stone lions and down the Lake Shore Drive, his free legs swinging in long strides, his head held high to the wind on the opal lake. – Mr. Achilles by Jennette Lee
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