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 for gem
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gem \Gem\, n. [OE. gemme precious stone, F. gemme, fr. L. gemma
     a precious stone, bud.]
     1. (Bot.) A bud.
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              From the joints of thy prolific stem
              A swelling knot is raised called a gem. --Denham.
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     2. A precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz,
        sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and
        polished for ornament; a jewel. --Milton.
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     3. Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits,
        which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or
        value, as a small picture, a verse of poetry, a witty or
        wise saying.
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     Artificial gem, an imitation of a gem, made of glass
        colored with metallic oxide. Cf. Paste, and Strass.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gem \Gem\ v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gemmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To put forth in the form of buds. "Gemmed their blossoms."
        [R.] --Milton.
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     2. To adorn with gems or precious stones.
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     3. To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed
        with dewdrops.
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              England is . . . gemmed with castles and palaces.
                                                    --W. Irving.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: art highly prized for its beauty or perfection [syn: gem,
      2: a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry;
         "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels
         made of all the rarest stones" [syn: gem, gemstone,
      3: a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of
         jewelry [syn: jewel, gem]
      4: a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan [syn: muffin,
      5: a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of
         jewelry [syn: jewel, gem, precious stone]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  125 Moby Thesaurus words for "gem":
     Danish, Danish pastry, English muffin, Parker House roll,
     Yorkshire pudding, acceptable person, anklet, armlet, bagel,
     bangle, bead, beads, bejewel, beribbon, beset, bespangle, bialy,
     bialystoker, bijou, boast, bracelet, breastpin, brooch, bun,
     capital fellow, catch, chain, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, circle,
     clover-leaf roll, coffee cake, coronet, cream, crescent roll,
     croissant, cross bun, crown, crumpet, crystal, diadem, diamond,
     earring, elite, engrave, feather, figure, filigree, find, flag,
     flounce, flower, fob, garland, gem stone, gentleman, godsend,
     good fellow, good lot, good man, good person, good sort,
     good thing, good woman, hard roll, honest man, hot cross bun,
     ideal, illuminate, jewel, kaiser roll, lady, locket, marvel,
     masterpiece, mensch, muffin, necklace, nonpareil, nose ring,
     onion roll, paint, pearl, perfect gentleman, perfect lady,
     persona grata, pick, pin, pinwheel roll, plum, plume, popover,
     precious stone, pride, pride and joy, prince, prize, quintessence,
     real man, rhinestone, ribbon, right sort, ring, roll,
     rough diamond, scone, semiprecious stone, soft roll, spangle,
     stickpin, stone, tiara, tinsel, torque, treasure, trophy,
     trouvaille, wampum, windfall, winner, worthy, wreathe, wristband,

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Generalized Executive for realtime Multiprocessor applications

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Graphics Environment Manager (DR, PC)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      One of the first commercially available
     GUIs.  Borrowing heavily from the Macintosh WIMP-style
     interface it was available for both the IBM compatible
     market (being packaged with Amstrad's original PC series)
     and more successfully for the Atari ST range.  The PC
     version was produced by Digital Research (more famous for
     DR-DOS, their MS-DOS clone), and was not developed very
     far.  The Atari version, however, continued to be developed
     until the early 1990s and the later versions supported 24-bit
     colour modes, full colour icons and a nice looking sculpted
     3D interface.

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Gem -- U.S. County in Idaho
     Population (2000):    15181
     Housing Units (2000): 5888
     Land area (2000):     562.576688 sq. miles (1457.066871 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    3.169897 sq. miles (8.209994 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    565.746585 sq. miles (1465.276865 sq. km)
     Located within:       Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
     Location:             43.969570 N, 116.451291 W
      Gem, ID
      Gem County
      Gem County, ID

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Gem, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    96
     Housing Units (2000): 47
     Land area (2000):     0.325551 sq. miles (0.843174 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.325551 sq. miles (0.843174 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            26050
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             39.425730 N, 100.896294 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     67734
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Gem, KS

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