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Pearly Gates informal name for the gates of heaven; the term is first recorded in a hymn by Isaac Watts (1674–1748), and refers originally to Revelation 21:21.

pearly king (also pearly queen), a London costermonger wearing traditional ceremonial clothes covered with pearl buttons.

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