After 60 years on the throne, 12 prime ministers, and 11 presidents, Queen Elizabeth celebrates her diamond Jubilee this June.
Casa Bruja is a diamond in the rough, a refuge among all this bedlam.
A diamond anniversary is now usually the 60th, not the 75th, much to the delight of jewelers everywhere.
Gone are the days of corner suites, an on-staff barber, and diamond medallions given to employees.
diamond claims that tribes are considerably more prone to killing than are societies ruled by state governments.
But you never need be such a fool as to expect that anybody will find out you're a diamond till you get a showy setting!
Ostensibly they were a literary society; really they were diamond polishers.
As she spoke she unconsciously laid her hand upon the diamond crescent at her breast.
Mr. Hartgold took up a diamond with a pair of pincers, and exhibited it to the banker.
You puff and blow like a seal when you come upstairs; your paunch rises and falls like a diamond on a woman's forehead!
early 14c., from Old French diamant, from Medieval Latin diamantem (nominative diamas), from Vulgar Latin *adiamantem (altered by influence of the many Greek words in dia-), from Latin adamantem (nominative adamans) "the hardest metal," later, "diamond" (see adamant). Playing card suit is from 1590s; Sense in baseball is American English, 1875.
A form of pure carbon that occurs naturally as a clear, cubic crystal and is the hardest of all known minerals. It often occurs as octahedrons with rounded edges and curved surfaces. Diamond forms under conditions of extreme temperature and pressure and is most commonly found in volcanic breccias and in alluvial deposits. Poorly formed diamonds are used in abrasives and in industrial cutting tools.
One of five pedagogical languages based on Markov algorithms, used in "Nonpareil, a Machine Level Machine Independent Language for the Study of Semantics", B. Higman, ULICS Intl Report No ICSI 170, U London (1968). (cf. Brilliant, Nonpareil, Pearl, Ruby).
(1.) A precious gem (Heb. yahalom', in allusion to its hardness), otherwise unknown, the sixth, i.e., the third in the second row, in the breastplate of the high priest, with the name of Naphtali engraven on it (Ex. 28:18; 39:11; R.V. marg., "sardonyx.") (2.) A precious stone (Heb. shamir', a sharp point) mentioned in Jer. 17:1. From its hardness it was used for cutting and perforating other minerals. It is rendered "adamant" (q.v.) in Ezek. 3:9, Zech. 7:12. It is the hardest and most valuable of precious stones.