Bort

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bort Imperfectly crystallized or coarse diamonds, or fragments made in cutting good diamonds which are reduced to powder and used in lapidary work.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bort A collective name for diamonds of inferior quality, especially such as have a radiating crystallization, so that they will not take a polish. These are crushed to form diamond-powder or diamond-dust, which is used for cutting and polishing diamonds and other precious stones.
    • n bort An amorphous variety of diamond, brown, gray, or black in color, and known also as black diamond or carbonado, found massive in Brazil in association with pure diamonds. This is extensively used as the cutting material in diamond drills and stone-saws, for which ordinary diamonds are unsuited from their crumbling and cleaving.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bort bort diamond-dust.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

At length I got ashore, and found my way to the counting-house of my father's correspondent, Monsieur Bort.
"Jacques Bonneval" by Anne Manning
Stel honningsekken bort fraa annsam bi!
"An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway" by Martin Brown Ruud
I done make baskits 'fo mistiss wuz born; I usen ter 'long ter her pa; I ain't no bort nigger myse'f.
"Diddie, Dumps & Tot" by Louise-Clarke Pyrnelle
A bit of diamond bort, or even a clear though off-colour stone, may be employed.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
Other important abrasives are emery and corundum, garnet, pumice, diamond dust and bort, and feldspar.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Res a res le bort, 834.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
Eferypody goes out by der Bort.
"The Spiritualists and the Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
He may have industrial grade diamonds, of the type called bort.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He was born at Bort, in the district of Limoges, in 1723, and obtained some provincial reputation in letters.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
These masses, known in Brazil as bolas, are often called "shot bort" or "round bort.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

Bort, I vuxne och förvuxne! Kom till mig, du unga släkt!
O, jag ser, nu kommer våren, nu jag andas västanfläkt,
och bland unga plantor står jag som Dodonas gamla ek,
och i kronan siar guden om en hög, en ädel lek.
"Dexippos" by Abraham Viktor Rydberg

In news:

Business Insider's Julie Bort writes.
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