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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUBY

There was a pen the nibs of which were of ruby, set in gold, made by Doughty.

I did all I could to make Ruby's visit a happy one—don't you know I did?

I ain't hired him to loaf 'round all day with Ruby and to sulk when she's gone.

I cottoned to ye fust time I see ye, and so did Ruby, and we still do.

I ain't got nobody but you, Ruby—don't go 'way from me, child—stay with me.'

His ruby eyes, to his associate, looked pained, as well they might.

Then at last—but we must leave that to Ruby M. Ayres to tell you as only she can.

The result of this arrangement was that the ruby ring changed owners.

Her sister Ruby was more striking, much in the florid style of her brother.

Papa had it—all their money—to invest, and he let Ruby's husband have it to put in wheat.

WORD ORIGIN

"clear rich-red variety of corundum," c.1300, from Old French rubi (12c.), from Medieval Latin rubinus lapis "red stone" (cf. Italian rubino), from Latin rubeus "red," related to ruber (see red). As a color name from 1570s. As an adjective from late 15c. Modern French rubis is not explained; Klein suggests a plural mistaken for singular.

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