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(formerly) the highest degree of fineness in a diamond or other precious stone.
the finest quality; highest rank.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for
the finest quality of diamond or other precious stone
the highest grade or best quality
the most extreme kind:
a fool of the first water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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