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sapphire

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Chemistry.

A transparent precious stone, typically blue, which was the second jewel in the walls of the New Jerusalem, as described in Revelations 21:19.

The word comes (in Middle English,...

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sapphire

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 145 words.

• sapphire • backfire • campfire • shellfire • ceasefire • misfire • spitfire • speechifier • humidifier, solidifier

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sapphire

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 145 words.

• sapphire • backfire • campfire • shellfire • ceasefire • misfire • spitfire • speechifier • humidifier, solidifier

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sapphire

Edited by John Daintith.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 76 words.

Any of the gem varieties of *corundum except ruby, especially the blue variety, but other colours of sapphire include

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Sapphire

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (African American Literature); History. 269 words.

One of the most pervasive and persistent stereotypes of African American women, Sapphire is an overly aggressive, domineering, emasculating female.

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Sapphire

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 269 words.

One of the most pervasive and persistent stereotypes of African American women, Sapphire is an overly aggressive, domineering, emasculating female.

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sapphire

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 92 words.

Any of the gem varieties of *corundum except ruby, especially the blue variety, but other colours of sapphire include yellow, brown, green, pink, orange, and purple. Sapphires are obtained...

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sapphire

Michael Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 126 words.

A rich blue gemstone, the name comes from the Greek word for blue. Sapphire is a variety of the corundum mineral, as is ...

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Sapphire

Ondra Krouse Dismukes.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1069 words.

poet, performance artist, and novelist, was born Ramona Lofton at Fort Ord military base near Monterey, California, one of four children. Sapphire and her family lived on and off army...

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sapphire

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Chemistry.

A transparent precious stone, typically blue, which was the second jewel in the walls of the New Jerusalem, as described in Revelations 21:19.

The word comes (in Middle English,...

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Sapphire

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

One of the most pervasive and persistent stereotypes of African American women, Sapphire is an overly aggressive, domineering, emasculating female. Her origins can be found in Sam ‘n’...

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Sapphire.

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in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 269 words.

One of the most pervasive and persistent stereotypes of African American women, Sapphire is an overly aggressive, domineering, emasculating female. Her origins can be found in Sam ‘n’...

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Sapphire Arbitration

Martins Paparinskis.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public International Law; International Law; Law. 2271 words.

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sapphire n. (US black)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 148 words.

an unpopular woman.

1972 D. Claerbaut Black Jargon in White America 78: sapphire n. a derogatory name used to denote

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Sapphire and Other Heroines

Natsu Onoda Power.

in God of Comics

May 2009; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 6425 words.

The first story comics for young girls was Osamu Tezuka’s Ribon no kishi (Princess Knight, 1958). Part medieval folktale, part Shakespearean comedy, and part women’s melodrama, Princess...

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Sapphires

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

A vocal trio from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, comprising Carol Jackson (lead), George Gainer and Joe Livingston. The group purveyed an infectious pop soul girl-group sound that was...

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sapphire

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 3 words.

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sapphire

Andrew Butterfield and John Szymanski.

in A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electronic Engineering. 23 words.

A synthetic form of aluminium oxide used as the substrate in microwave integrated circuits where low loss is paramount. See also...

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Sapphire

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 55 words.

From the word for the gemstone (via Old French and Latin from Greek sappheiros, probably ultimately of Semitic origin).

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sapphire

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 3 words.

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sapphire

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 26 words.

The second jewel in the *walls of the new Jerusalem (Rev. 21: 19); and in *Ezekiel's *

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