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1literary Adorned with pearls.‘we saw her pearled like the queen’
- ‘The walls glowed with the pearled damask of shells.’
- ‘They had curled my hair and clipped up one side with a pearled clip.’
- 1.1 Bluish-gray, like a pearl.
2Formed into pearllike drops or grains.‘pearled barley’
- ‘It loomed above them, an enormous serpentine shape with pearled scales and filmy translucent fins.’
- ‘Duplicate subsamples of 50 g from each barley sample were added to the pearling machine for 15 s, and the pearled grain and hulls were collected in separate compartments.’
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