(urth) Sard

Andrew Mason andrew.mason53 at googlemail.com
Sun Nov 6 13:06:29 PST 2011

David Stockhoff wrote:

> Sard: "A clear or translucent, deep orange-red to brownish-red variety
> of chalcedony. Also called sardius. [Middle English sarde, from Old
> French, from Latin sarda...."
> Also apparently another name for carnelian.

That is indeed the principal meaning of 'sard'; but I think people
before now, wanting the pawnbroker Sard to be human, have interpreted
it as a fish.

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