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Sarʹdonyx

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An orange-brown cornelian. Pliny says it is called sard from Sardis, in Asia Minor, where it is found, and onyx, the nail, because its colour resembles that of the skin under the nail (xxxvii. 6).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Sarcasm
Sarcenet
Sarcenet Chidings
Sarcophagus
Sardanapalus
Sardinian Laugh
Sardonic Smile, Grin, or Laughter
Sardonyx
Sarnia
Sarpedon
Sarsen Stones
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Sash Window
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