Amber has been used in jewelry since antiquity. It is found chiefly along the southern shores of the Baltic Sea; pieces often contain the bodies of trapped insects. When rubbed, amber becomes charged with static electricity: the word electric is derived from the Greek word for amber
- Unfortunately, dinosaurs almost never get trapped in tree amber.
- Whether buying the spiced local gingerbread or scouting for the region's best amber, it's hard to resist picking something up.
- The 130-million-year-old spider silk was found in fossilized amber from Lebanon.
- These letters come in three colours - green, amber and red.
- Even at this time of the year, the very beginning of summer, it sprawls dry, thorny and desiccated, in shades of tan, amber, and a hundred browns.
- Furniture includes chairs and couches upholstered in amber, magenta, and burgundy.
- He warned that cyclists ran the same risk of being stopped as drivers for going through reds or late ambers.
- The signal, a red, green or amber light to direct traffic to stop, proceed with caution or go, revolutionized traffic control.
- The signal lights blinking only amber meant that one hapless policeman made a valiant effort to control traffic which seemed to swamp him from all directions.
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- Expertly cut, and polished to perfection, these highly translucent amber beads are beautiful glistening gold gems.
- All of these solutions are reusable and keep well, but store them in well-sealed amber glass bottles.
- The island's amber fossil record may also help turn up previously unknown species still living today, Penney said.
- It should come out a clear dark amber colour and have a lovely flavour.
- Behind them, Sebastian's bright amber eyes lost their hard edge and instead he only looked resigned.
- Two yellowish amber eyes and a shock of long white hair grinned up at her and Pandora laughed.
late Middle English (also in the sense 'ambergris'): from Old French ambre, from Arabic ῾anbar 'ambergris', later 'amber'.
Definition of amber in:
- The British & World English dictionary