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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CORAL

The cable, which had been broken by the anchors of coral fishers, was grapnelled with difficulty.

He brought no money, no coral from foreign parts, nor news of grapes in Eshcol.

He goes thither, laden with coral and pearls from the Indies.

Dish on a folded napkin, and garnish with parsley, coral, and cut lemon.

Garnish with coral and parsley, and serve with tartare sauce (see Sauces).

It is plain that this is the foundation on which the coral built.

The bottom was quite even and flat, resting upon a substratum of coral.

Consequently every particle of coral limestone is an expression of time.

The one with a coral necklace was mournful and sulky, the other lively and talkative.

Now came the Light Division beneath skies with a coral tinge.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French coral (12c., Modern French corail), from Latin corallium, from Greek korallion; perhaps of Semitic origin (cf. Hebrew goral "small pebble," Arabic garal "small stone"), originally just the red variety found in the Mediterranean, hence use of the word as a symbol of "red." Related: Coralline. Coral snake (1760) is so called for the red zones in its markings. Coral reef is attested from 1745.

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