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emerald green

cheap green pigment containing arsenic and capable of causing poisoning.
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It wouldn't do to have everyone live in the Emerald City, you know, for some must plow the land and raise grains and fruits and vegetables, while others chop wood in the forests, or fish in the rivers, or herd the sheep and the cattle.
There's a freedom and independence in country life that not even the Emerald City can give one.
The wealthiest and most important citizens of the Emerald City were proud to wait upon these famous adventurers, and they were assisted by a sprightly little maid named Jellia Jamb, whom the Scarecrow pinched upon her rosy cheeks and seemed to know very well.
Dorothy was presented with a pretty coronet and made a Princess of Oz, and Tiktok received two bracelets set with eight rows of very clear and sparkling emeralds.
Do you think," he asked, "if I go to the Emerald City with you, that Oz would give me some brains?
Dorothy helped him over the fence, and they started along the path of yellow brick for the Emerald City.
After the Wizard was gone, the people of the Emerald City made His Majesty, the Scarecrow, their King; "and I have heard that he became a very popular ruler.
Ozma had been quite curious to meet the famous man who had built the Emerald City and united the Munchkins, Gillikins, Quadlings and Winkies into one people; so when they were all four seated at the dinner table the Princess said:
I ordered the Emerald City to be built just where the four countries cornered together, and when it was completed I announced myself the Ruler of the Land of Oz, which included all the four countries of the Munchkins, the Gillikins, the Winkies and the Quadlings.
right up to the Emerald City--and you will march your armies there and capture the whole country
My Nomes are good fighters, but they are not strong enough to conquer the Emerald City.
So she does; she rules the Emerald City and all the four countries of Oz; but each country has another little ruler, not so big as Ozma.