Bristol-diamond

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bristol-diamond a kind of crystal found near Bristol
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the town of Bristol, in England.

Usage

In literature:

Bristol stones are more easily found than diamonds.
"Letters on England" by Voltaire
Bristol stones are more easily found than diamonds.
"The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)" by Theophilus Cibber
In these rocks are found fine crystals, which are known every where as Bristol diamonds.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
The colourless kinds are often called Bristol or Irish diamonds, and the violet the amethyst.
"The Mines and its Wonders" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In news:

Diamond Grinding Improves Concrete Track at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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