Definition of Jadestone
1. Noun. A semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite.
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Literary usage of Jadestone
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Voyage in the "Sunbeam": Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months by Annie Allnutt Brassey (1884)
"Outside the temple stands the jadestone Market, where incredible quantities of this valuable stone change hands before ten o'clock every morning, ..."
2. Duffy's Hibernian Magazine: A Monthly Journal of Legends, Tales, and Stories (1861)
""The young girl's bright lips parted and displayed teeth as white as jadestone. ' Sir,' she said, in a clear and graceful voice, ' I am not Miss Chan, ..."
3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1871)
"The former faine of the Yunnan artists in jadestone carvings is perpetuated by the passion of the Chinese for jadestone rings and other ornaments carved ..."
4. The Chinese reader's manual: A handbook of biographical, historical by William Frederick Mayers (1874)
"Yu 35 — the jadestone, or nephrite, the gem most valued by the Chinese. From a period of high antiquity its rarity and costliness have caused it to be held ..."
5. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1871)
"The former fame of the Yunnan artists in jadestone carvings is perpetuated by the passion of the Chinese for jadestone rings and other ornaments carved from ..."