crown jewel


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crown jewel

n.
1.
a. A precious stone that is part of a sovereign's regalia.
b. crown jewels The jewels, such as those in a crown or scepter, used ceremonially by a sovereign.
2. The most prized asset or possession in a group.

crown′ jew′el


n.
1. crown jewels, the ceremonial objects of a sovereign, as the crown and scepter, that are heavily jeweled.
2. the most valued possession.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crown jewel - the most desirable assets of a corporation; "their crown jewels figured prominently in the takeover attempt"
assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
2.crown jewel - a precious stone that is a valuable part of a sovereign's regalia
jewel, precious stone, gem - a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
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You would surely have thought that I had been detected in no less a heinous crime than the purloining of the Crown Jewels from the Tower, or putting poison in the coffee of His Majesty the King.
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Wherefore, I am minded to put the Great Carbuncle on shipboard, and voyage with it to England, France, Spain, Italy, or into Heathendom, if Providence should send me thither, and, in a word, dispose of the gem to the best bidder among the potentates of the earth, that he may place it among his crown jewels.
what, a sword that has restored me to my throne -- to go out of the kingdom -- and not, one day, to figure among the crown jewels.
I have compared the silver coin to the Koh-i-noor, and in one sense it was even conventionally comparable, since by a historical accident it was at one time almost counted among the Crown jewels, or at least the Crown relics, until one of the royal princes publicly restored it to the shrine to which it was supposed to belong.
Medea staid only long enough to take her son with her, and to steal the crown jewels, together with the king's best robes, and whatever other valuable things she could lay hands on; and getting into the chariot, she whipped up the snakes, and ascended high over the city.
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The best of the yearly International Ballet Festival of Miami often comes to this: A ballerina, perhaps not seen locally before, sparks through a variation with such clarity and force that she turns a classical chestnut into a crown jewel.
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