earring

[ eer-ring, -ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF earring
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The other is a man's, sun-burned, discoloured, and also pierced for an earring.

A pendant is that which hangs from something else; as, an earring or a tassel.

The earring must have fallen from her ear then into the snow, and been hidden by it.

But, on the other side, there was the assertion of the Islip people; and there was the earring.

That the captain had not touched the earring, Edwards knew full well.

Edwards is for ever thinking of that earring: he does not feel safe about it, you perceive.

The earring and the theft—her own theft—flashed into her memory together.

He carried off the earring; and we had never seen him, or it, from that day to this.

The earring burning a hole in my pocket, and I not able to show Tod that it was there!

A little thing like an earring might easily slip into it in falling.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English earhring, from ear (n.1) + hring (see ring (n.)). Also earspinl. Now including any sort of ornament in the ear; the pendants were originally ear-drops (1720).

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