Phrases with «nacre»

Nacre ( NAY-kər also NAK-rə), also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it also makes up the outer coating of pearls. (Wikipedia) (See all definitions)

Sentences with «nacre» (usage examples):

  • One of the world's most distinguished Italian manufacturer of nacre buttons is Gritti. (
  • The clam creates layer after layer of a coating known as nacre that, over time, turns the invader into a beautiful pearl. (
  • Much like irritants caught in an oyster's flesh, words once hurtful and degrading lose their power to wound us as associations accumulate like so many layers of radiant nacre, such that what once caused pain becomes bound in possibility. (
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