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sard

[sahrd] /sɑrd/
noun
1.
a reddish-brown chalcedony, used as a gem.
Also, sardius, sardine.
Origin of sard
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin sarda < Greek sárdios sardius
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  • The loud report of his pistol struck sard with the horror of paralysis.

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  • As he passed sard he looked curiously into the man's frightened eyes.

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  • But whether in Quintana's direction or not sard could not tell.

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  • The day Darragh received the letter he started to look up sard.

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  • But that very morning sard had received a curious letter from Rotterdam.

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  • sard had bought a Comet Six, paying cash, and had started north.

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  • sard's car stopped and sard got out to inspect the obstruction.

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  • "Quintana will blow-a your head off unless you take me to sard," drawled Smith.

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British Dictionary definitions for sard

sard

/sɑːd/
noun
1.
an orange, red, or brown variety of chalcedony, used as a gemstone. Formula: SiO2 Also called sardine
Word Origin
C14: from Latin sarda, from Greek sardios stone from Sardis
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