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Some articles on pearl, pearls:

Coconut Pearl
... The coconut pearl is alleged to be a coconut-produced gemstone ... Claimed to be the rarest botanical gem in the world, the coconut pearl supposedly grows inside the coconut ... However, the existence of these pearls is in dispute, and some claim that published photos are hoaxes ...
Alpine Pearls
... Alpine Pearls is a cooperation which has been established in 2006 and formed of 28 tourism municipalities in six alpine countries ... The individual member municipalities (referred to as Pearls) benefit from the exchange of experiences among each other ...
Crown Of The Netherlands
... there was a crown present, a huge and unusable construction of gilded copper, pearls made of pasted fishskin and coloured glass ... golden ring with golden fleurons and pearls, eight rising arches studded with pearls and topped with an orb with a cross ... This small crown contains no real diamonds or pearls ...
String Of Pearls (China)
... The String of Pearls refers to the network of Chinese military and commercial facilities and relationships along its sea lines of communication, which extend from the Chinese mainland to Port Sudan ... The emergence of the String of Pearls is indicative of China’s growing geopolitical influence through concerted efforts to increase access to ports and airfields ...
Pearls, Girls And Monty Bodkin
... Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin is a novel by P ... G ...

Famous quotes containing the word pearls:

    When I was one-and-twenty
    I heard a wise man say,
    “Give crowns and pounds and guineas
    But not your heart away;
    Give pearls away and rubies,
    But keep your fancy free.”
    But I was one-and-twenty,
    No use to talk to me.
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)

    Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
    Bible: New Testament Jesus, in Matthew, 7:6.

    From the Sermon on the Mount.

    Love’s secrets, being mysteries, ever pertain to the transcendent and the infinite; and so they are as airy bridges, by which our further shadows pass over into the regions of the golden mists and exhalations; whence all poetical, lovely thoughts are engendered, and drop into us, as though pearls should drop from rainbows.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)