Origin of opal
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Examples from the Web for opal
The rebels then turned their guns on the family huddled in the Opal.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the more positive parts of your personal life is your marriage to Opal Stone Perlman, which has lasted over three decades.
That clock has four faces made of opal, estimated at a value of $10-20 million.
In that case, at least, Little, Brown responded by pulling Opal from the bookshelves.
The air was clear, and the sky like opal, and the pale, pearly tints of the clouds were ravishing to behold.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
It is for me to see the opal fires lick up the mist; such cheery little wonders of the road are all for me.The Joys of Being a Woman|Winifred Kirkland
It was an opal of some size set unusually in silver filigree with seed pearls and brilliants.Carnival|Compton Mackenzie
"Every gibber's got an opal heart," remarked George, smashing a large boulder to fragments.In Search of El Dorado|Alexander MacDonald
As a child Opal had immensely admired her two godmothers, and had been proud of their many accomplishments.A Fortunate Term|Angela Brazil
British Dictionary definitions for opal
Word Origin for opal
Word Origin and History for opal
1590s, from Middle French opalle (16c.), from Latin opalus (Pliny), supposedly from Greek opallios, possibly ultimately from Sanskrit upala-s "gem, precious stone." Used in Middle English in Latin form (late 14c.).