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Synonyms for amber

a deep yellow color

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a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin

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of a medium to dark brownish yellow color

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Now it has, you see, been twice mended, once in the wooden stem and once in the amber. Each of these mends, done, as you observe, with silver bands, must have cost more than the pipe did originally.
Then he has bitten through his amber. It takes a muscular, energetic fellow, and one with a good set of teeth, to do that.
"Marvel not at that, Sancho my friend," said Don Quixote; "for let me tell thee devils are crafty; and even if they do carry odours about with them, they themselves have no smell, because they are spirits; or, if they have any smell, they cannot smell of anything sweet, but of something foul and fetid; and the reason is that as they carry hell with them wherever they go, and can get no ease whatever from their torments, and as a sweet smell is a thing that gives pleasure and enjoyment, it is impossible that they can smell sweet; if, then, this devil thou speakest of seems to thee to smell of amber, either thou art deceiving thyself, or he wants to deceive thee by making thee fancy he is not a devil."
{40} Amber is never mentioned in the "Iliad." Sicily, where I suppose the "Odyssey" to have been written, has always been, and still is, one of the principal amber producing countries.
Andrew Lang says ("Homer and the Epic," p.236, and "Longman's Magazine" for January, 1898, p.277) about the "amber route" and the "Sacred Way" in this connection; but until he gives his grounds for holding that the Mediterranean peoples in the Odyssean age used to go far North for their amber instead of getting it in Sicily, where it is still found in considerable quantities, I do not know what weight I ought to attach to his opinion.
He seemed to have abandoned himself to a reverie, and to be seeing pleasing visions in the amber bead.
It was one of the misguided Medora's many peculiarities to flout the unalterable rules that regulated American mourning, and when she stepped from the steamer her family were scandalised to see that the crape veil she wore for her own brother was seven inches shorter than those of her sisters-in-law, while little Ellen was in crimson merino and amber beads, like a gipsy foundling.
Here the stream merely rinsed its bed, there it stood so still, in pools of liquid amber, that, when the sun shone, the very pebbles showed their shadows in the deepest places.
NetVU's Ambers Named Chief Growth Officer at AVYST in Dallas
Ambers are like time capsules, and through them, we have learned about prehistoric bugs as well as about dinosaurs.
Applications of diamond crystal ATR FTIR spectroscopy to the characterization of ambers. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 67(5), 1407-1411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ksaa.2006.10.033.
A specimen from the lower cretaceous era preserved in one of the terrestrial ambers found in Jezzine was one of the elements that triggered Crichton's imagination.
Ambers are fossilized plant resins known for their golden luster and almost mineral-like qualities.