How to use Cornelian in a sentence
It is described as a cornelian encased in a silver coin.
The vessels contained a dark dust, apparently disintegrated ashes, small pieces of bone, and a number of small pieces of jewelry in gold, silver, white and red cornelian, amethyst, topaz, garnet, coral and crystal.
He engaged in a foolish and undignified struggle with Crebillon (not fils), a rival set up against him by Madame de Pompadour, but a dramatist who, in part of one play, Rhadamiste et Zenobie, has struck a note of tragedy in the grand Cornelian strain, which Voltaire could never hope to echo.
It may be relevant that nearly three-quarters of the 88 gemstones from the Fortress Baths at Caerleon were of either red jasper or cornelian.Advertisement