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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RHINESTONE

Julia seriously inspected the rhinestone comb that glittered there.

Plug up th' leakin' kettle an' buy Mummer th' rhinestone combs!

She wore two rhinestone combs in her frizzes, which held also dust and burnt odds and ends of hair.

You'd have been hit by that horse if you had picked up nothing more valuable than a rhinestone buckle.

Took it roun' to Eisenstein; he said it was a rhinestone,Kind, he said, he didn't give a dam fur.

WORD ORIGIN

colorless imitation stone of paste or leaded glass, 1879, a loan-translation of French caillou du Rhin "Rhine pebble," so called because they were made near Strasburg, on the River Rhine, and invented there late 17c. Extensively worn later 18c.

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