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leaf (of a pearl earring)

English translation: leaf See explanation.


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18:41 Feb 15, 2006
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English term or phrase: leaf (of a pearl earring)
…the earring leapt out and fell at his feet…
The diamonds in the tiny leaf glittered with a frosty brilliance and the black pearl lay like a drop of glowing darkness on the white dust…
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:18
English translation:leaf See explanation.
I would think it simply means that the earing was shaped like a leaf.
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Michael Barnett
Local time: 05:18
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3 +6leaf See explanation.
Michael Barnett

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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +6
leaf See explanation.

I would think it simply means that the earing was shaped like a leaf.

Michael Barnett
Local time: 05:18
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PRO pts in category: 32

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jack Doughty
1 hr
  -> Thank you Jack.

agree  Will Matter: I think it means that all or part of the earring in question was shaped like a leaf.
2 hrs
  -> Thanks Will.

agree  Balasubramaniam L.
7 hrs
  -> Thanks Balasubramaniam.

agree  KNielsen
9 hrs
  -> Thanks K!

agree  Isodynamia
13 hrs
  -> Thank you Constantina.

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
1 day 19 hrs
  -> Thanks Marju!
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