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1The crown and other ornaments and jewelry worn or carried by the sovereign on certain state occasions.‘the Crown Jewels of the British monarchy’
- ‘The Cullinan Diamond is on display at the Tower of London and is part of the British Crown Jewels.’
- ‘The Crown Jewels of the British monarchy have been around for over 800 years.’
- ‘If you want to really know London, don't stop at the Tower of London with its gloomy turrets and Crown Jewels.’
- ‘Christopher Columbus's exploration of the Americas was funded by the Spanish royal family pawning their Crown Jewels.’
- ‘Crown Jewels might include everything from the regalia to swords, tiaras, rings and brooches.’
- ‘The uniforms, gowns, robes and the Crown Jewels themselves are spectacular.’
- ‘Edinburgh Castle is home to Scotland's Crown Jewels, the oldest Royal Regalia in the UK.’
2A particularly valuable or prized possession or asset.‘one of Istanbul's architectural crown jewels’‘he is under pressure to sell the crown jewel of his retail empire’
- ‘It's the crown jewel of media because they have a set of assets that's unmatched.’
- ‘The crown jewel of the telecom boom, a state-of - the-art cable system on the ocean floor capable of carrying 90 percent of the pacific telecom traffic.’
- ‘Despite being the crown jewel of the Warsaw Pact, East Germany's social and economic infrastructure lagged far behind that of West Germany.’
- ‘The Social Security Act of 1935 was the crown jewel of the government activism of the New Deal.’
- ‘The migration of more than a thousand head of bison wandering out of the park in search of food gave him and other Montana ranchers a different perspective of the crown jewel of America's national parks.’
- ‘Within this treasure trove of biodiversity, the crown jewel is a seven-year-old national park on a peninsula in the northeast corner.’
- ‘It's been called the crown jewel of the military health system.’
- ‘With its exquisite, blue-tile mosaics and golden dome, the larger of the two Muslim holy places, known as the Dome of the Rock, is the crown jewel of Jerusalem's skyline.’
- ‘Album of the Year is the crown jewel of music's biggest prize, and those albums are the best they could come up with in 2003.’
- ‘But the crown jewel is the restored Verde Canyon Railroad, which steers visitors through the layers of time in Clarkdale and the surrounding countryside.’
- ‘You won't mind wintry skies at the skating rink in Forest Park, which is the city's crown jewel and an even better destination in the summer.’
- ‘Below them and to the south, the island volcanoes of the Dutch East Indies stretched back along their course, an arrow pointing toward Australia and a crown jewel of their own empire.’
- ‘On the other hand, art lovers can spend weeks visiting the 100 plus museums in the city with, of course, the Louvre being the crown jewel.’
- ‘It's perhaps the crown jewel of Hollywood's golden era.’
- ‘You know, they've been the crown jewel of law enforcement.’
- ‘She had already won the same contest twice, in 1998 and '99, before turning her attention to her sport's crown jewel, the Fitness Olympia.’
- ‘The crew at Dinosaur Cove expected to find dino fossils, but the crown jewel would be a mammal bone - evidence of mammals living among dinosaurs in Australia is fairly rare.’
- 2.1humorous A man's genitals.
- ‘Defenders setting up a wall to face a free kick near the penalty area will not longer be allowed to protect their crown jewels with their hands.’
- ‘The only thing Pete was flashing was his crown jewels after taking to the stage with his flies undone.’
- ‘Whether you choose to sunbathe ‘au naturel’ or to keep your crown jewels undercover, we look forward to welcoming you to Gran Canaria's only men-only complexes.’
- ‘It was quite hot that evening and not being a man to restrict his crown jewels in boxers all night, yours truly was sleeping in the buff.’
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