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Kohinoor

or Koh-i-noor

[koh-uh-noo r] /ˈkoʊ əˌnʊər/
noun
1.
an Indian diamond weighing 106 carats; now part of the British crown jewels.
Origin of Kohinoor
< Persian kōhinūr literally, mountain of light
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  • She has been brought up like the Kohinoor, never out of somebody's sight.

    That Fortune Charles Dudley Warner
  • It stands to reason that you save the Kohinoor and let the little stones go.

  • Special interest is felt in the tomb because one of its ornaments was the famous Kohinoor diamond, the largest in the world.

    The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan
  • The largest Diamonds of the world have been obtained from these mines, some exceeding the Kohinoor in size.

  • He had no more desire to possess her than to own the Kohinoor.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • You've won the Kohinoor; and although you seem to live in the clouds, you've had the sense to make things pukka straightaway.

    Far to Seek Maud Diver
  • Why, he's my Kohinoor, a possession of great price which endows me with distinction, and runs my credit up into the millions.

    The Beauty Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • Ah, my friend, the polishing of those jewels took far longer than the polishing of the Kohinoor.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing James Francis Cooke
  • The last cutting of the celebrated Kohinoor diamond cost forty thousand dollars.

  • Not so many years ago he would prefer a red glass ball to the Kohinoor and a hand organ with a monkey to a piano with Paderewski.

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