PEARL


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AcronymDefinition
PEARLPupils Equal And Reactive to Light
PEARLPhysical Evidence and Reasoned Logic (scientific method)
PEARLPerformance, Empowerment, Accountability, Responsiveness, Local Embeddedness (business motto)
PEARLNational Committee for Public Education And Religious Liberty
PEARLProject to Enhance Aged Rural Living
PEARLProfessional Electrical Apparatus Recycler's League
PEARLPersonnel Expertise and Resource Listing
PEARLProject to Enhance Agriculture in Rwanda through Linkages
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As to any other kind of discipline, whether addressed to her mind or heart, little Pearl might or might not be within its reach, in accordance with the caprice that ruled the moment.
Then, perhaps -- for there was no foreseeing how it might affect her -- Pearl would frown, and clench her little fist, and harden her small features into a stern, unsympathising look of discontent.
"Sir," said Conseil, "would you give us some details of the pearl fishery?"
"My worthy Ned," I answered, "to the poet, a pearl is a tear of the sea; to the Orientals, it is a drop of dew solidified; to the ladies, it is a jewel of an oblong shape, of a brilliancy of mother-of-pearl substance, which they wear on their fingers, their necks, or their ears; for the chemist it is a mixture of phosphate and carbonate of lime, with a little gelatine; and lastly, for naturalists, it is simply a morbid secretion of the organ that produces the mother-of-pearl amongst certain bivalves."
"Mapuhi has found a pearl--such a pearl. Never was there one like it ever fished up in Hikueru, nor in all the Paumotus, nor in all the world.
He was a young supercargo, it was his second voyage in such capacity, and he suffered much secret worry from his lack of experience in pricing pearls. But when Mapuhi exposed the pearl to his sight he managed to suppress the startle it gave him, and to maintain a careless, commercial expression on his face.
I'll defy him to bring anything home, and I'll defy him to find the pearl! Theory, my dear Bunny?
Billina wore a pearl necklace, and around the neck of each chicken was a tiny gold chain holding a locket with the letter "D" engraved upon the outside.
On one occasion he took up the study of jewels, and appeared at a costume ball as Anne de Joyeuse, Admiral of France, in a dress covered with five hundred and sixty pearls. This taste enthralled him for years, and, indeed, may be said never to have left him.
"Yes, gentlemen," said he, "it is the most famous pearl now existing in the world, and it has been my good fortune, by a connected chain of inductive reasoning, to trace it from the Prince of Colonna's bedroom at the Dacre Hotel, where it was lost, to the interior of this, the last of the six busts of Napoleon which were manufactured by Gelder & Co., of Stepney.
The eldest brother set out, and sought for the pearls the whole day: but the evening came, and he had not found the first hundred: so he was turned into stone as the tablet had foretold.
A tall, beautiful woman with a mass of plaited hair and much exposed plump white shoulders and neck, round which she wore a double string of large pearls, entered the adjoining box rustling her heavy silk dress and took a long time settling into her place.