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Setting of a Jewel


The frame of gold or silver surrounding a jewel in a ring, brooch, etc.

“This precious stone set in the silver sea.”

Shakespeare: Richard II., ii. 1.

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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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Servus Servorum (Latin)
Set Off (A)
Set Scene
Set-to (A)
Setting a Hen
Setting a Saw
Setting of a Jewel
Setting of Plaster or Paint
Setting of Sun, Moon, and Stars
Setting the Thames on Fire
Settie your Hash (To)
Seven Bibles (The) or Sacred Books
Seven Bodies in Alchemy
Seven Champions of Christendom
Seven Churches of Asia
Seven Deadly Sins (The)