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Diamondize

Definitions

  • Cape Diamond
    Cape Diamond
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Diamondize To set with diamonds; to adorn; to enrich. "Diamondizing of your subject."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A Rescue on the Diamond Shoals A Rescue on the Diamond Shoals
THE SINGLE DIAMOND THE SINGLE DIAMOND
THE DOUBLE DIAMOND THE DOUBLE DIAMOND
Diamonds Diamonds
Rose-cut Diamond Rose-cut Diamond
Kimberley Diamond-mine Kimberley Diamond-mine
INTERIOR OF A DIAMOND MINE INTERIOR OF A DIAMOND MINE
WASHING SAND FOR DIAMONDS WASHING SAND FOR DIAMONDS

Quotations

  • Mary Case
    Mary Case
    “No pressure, no diamonds.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.”
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
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    “Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.”
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Zsa Zsa Gabor
    “I never hate a man enough to give him his diamonds back.”

Idioms

Diamond in the rough - A diamond in the rough is someone or something that has great potential, but isn't not refined and polished.
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Rough diamond - A rough diamond is a person who might be a bit rude but who is good underneath it all.
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Usage

In literature:

They were going by across journey to the diamond-fields.
"The Bag of Diamonds" by George Manville Fenn
Where else could I have found diamonds but at the diamond-fields?
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
One sack of diamonds had broken.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Diamond and Browning are still hard at work keeping the boys pegging away.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
The ground was strewn with diamonds of the finest quality.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
Experienced diamond men say that a diamond in the ground is worth two in the market.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
I have 'had a burglar,' they did steal my diamonds.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
He had several diamond rings on his finger, and carried a small clouded cane.
"The Privateer's-Man" by Frederick Marryat
Amethyst stands for Anne and Diamond for Denham.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
Uncle Dick, are diamonds the preciousest things in the world?
"Three Little Cousins" by Amy E. Blanchard
In vases of agate were heaped diamonds beyond numeration, the smallest of which was larger than a pigeon's egg.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
Canada was full of rumors of diamond discoveries just then.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
You have helped me in the quest of the flaming diamond and you will be rewarded.
"Queen of the Flaming Diamond" by Leroy Yerxa
Diamonds are also mined at Salobro on the river Pardo not far inland from the port of Canavieras in the S.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
That beautiful, brilliant stone, the diamond, is made of carbon.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
I have a request from a lady up town to send her a couple of diamond rings to select from.
"Mark Mason's Victory" by Horatio Alger
He is a hero, a great man; the diamond star would well have become him.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
The diamonds, since diamonds there appear to be .
"813" by Maurice Leblanc
The imitation diamonds that inset the clasp burned like star-splinters.
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
Give me the little diamond brooch, Alex; the one in the silver box there.
"Consequences" by E. M. Delafield
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In poetry:

PHILIP. For your hospitable care,
Beauteous mountaineer, I would
That this ring's bright diamond could
Far outshine a star of air.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Long tresses floated from a tire
Of diamond sparks, which cast a light,
And o'er her white sark shook, in fire
Rippling the night.
"“The Fairy Rade”" by Madison Julius Cawein
Until disturbed by horses' trample,
Bearing the homeward gay,
Who, sleek and warm, with ermines ample,
And glittering diamond spray.
"Two Visions" by Alfred Austin
He wore before his breast
A lance that was poised in rest;
And it was sharper than diamond-stone.
It made Sir Oluf's heart to groan.
"The Elected Knight. From The Danish. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Northland's heart was a heart of ice,
A diamond glacier, mountain high—
Oh, love is sweet at any price,
As well know you and I!
"Alaskan Balladry, No.1" by Eugene Field
Her brows are bound with bracken-fronds,
And golden elf-locks fly above;
Her eyes are bright as diamonds
And bluer than the sky above.
"Merrow Down" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Black Diamond Winery of Port Angeles: A Little Sweet, A Little Sad.
Tune-up race added to Black Diamond weekend activities.
Hike the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve near Antioch.
Canadian Mist Black Diamond Whisky.
Brown-Forman Beverages released Canadian Mist Black Diamond, a line extension of Canadian Mist Whisky.
Black Diamond company and product information about Boots and safety footwear, Clothing.
SR 169 bridge between Black Diamond and Enumclaw to reopen Friday.
Black Diamond 's death-defying revenue climb.
Black Diamond Xtreme's 1200 Mod.
Rihanna Glitters in Moody 'Diamonds'.
Diamond M Whitetails has a 1950s-era bomb shelter located on their property and I got to check it out firsthand.
) —Melissa and Kenny Oliver of Rosston, Arkansas, enjoy the adventure of treasure hunting, so they make regular visits to the Crater of Diamonds State Park to prospect at Arkansas's diamond site.
This design reduces the contact length so the force per diamond particle needed to slice with diamond-coated wire is achieved.
Diamond Weevil 's Rainbow Bling Really Is Diamond.
"Diamond's line of adapters allows users to add multiple monitors to a system for the best in productivity," notes Bruce Zaman, CEO of Diamond Multimedia.
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In science:

The diamonds represent systems with L = 16, the circles represent systems with L = 32, and the squares represent systems with L = 64.
Magnetization reversal times in the 2D Ising model
The squares represent systems with B = 8, the diamonds represent systems with B = 16, and the circles represent systems with B = 32.
Magnetization reversal times in the 2D Ising model
The squares represent systems with L = 64, the circles represent systems with L = 32, and the diamonds represent systems with L = 16.
Magnetization reversal times in the 2D Ising model
Stars represent groups in the fiducial model and diamonds from the Radiative simulation in M2002.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
Also plotted is the M2002 Radiative sample (diamonds).
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
Fig. 2 shows the simulated entropy–temperature relation (stars), as well as groups/clusters from the Radiative simulation studied by M2002 (diamonds).
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
Diamonds are from the Radiative simulation studied by M2002.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
Diamonds are from the Radiative simulation studied by M2002.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
Diamonds are from the Radiative simulation studied by M2002.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
Diamonds are from the Radiative simulation studied by M2002.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
Total baryon fractions are plotted in panel (a), separated into hot gas (diamonds) and cold gas + stars (triangles) in panel (b).
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
The baryon fractions are split into hot gas (T > 105K, diamonds) and cold gas + star (triangles) fractions in panel (b).
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
The N = 2 × 1283 fiducial relation (same resolution as LR) is also plotted (diamonds).
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
The sources in this group are indicated with an “A” in the last column of Table 2 and are plotted with open diamonds in Figure 2.
X-ray Source Population in the Elliptical Galaxy NGC 720 with Chandra
Source 40 and the central source were excluded from the group A composite spectrum, but both are denoted with an “A” and plotted with diamonds.
X-ray Source Population in the Elliptical Galaxy NGC 720 with Chandra
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