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diamond dust

noun
1.
pulverized diamonds, used as an abrasive.
Origin of diamond dust
1695-1705
1695-1705
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  • How her shining hair glitters, as if sprinkled with diamond-dust.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • With a curse he hurled it into diamond-dust against the bulwarks.

    Caybigan James Hopper
  • The lapidary cuts them with a steel wheel, about eight inches in diameter, using oil and diamond-dust in cutting and polishing.

    Three Years on the Plains Edmund B. Tuttle
  • It flashed like handfuls of diamond-dust thrown into the light, and descended as noiselessly and airily as vapor.

    South-Sea Idyls Charles Warren Stoddard
  • Whether it was diamond-dust or Achmet's thin thong that stopped the breath, it mattered not; it was sure.

    The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • It flashed like handfuls of diamond-dust thrown into the light, and descended as noiselessly and airily as vapour.

    Summer Cruising in the South Seas Charles Warren Stoddard
  • Frost in the air of that early Winter day lent its sunlight the cold brilliance of diamond-dust.

    Linda Lee, Incorporated Louis Joseph Vance
  • The diamond-dust and oil, thus applied, will carve any stone softer than the diamond itself with comparative ease.

  • I laughed with joy as I breathed the pure air, laden with the scent of pines and the diamond-dust of snow.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • Rallywood took out his cigarette case of Alfaun leather-work, and dropped the firefly with its sparkle of diamond-dust into it.

    A Modern Mercenary Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard

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