Diamond-cutting

Definitions

  • Rose-cut Diamond
    Rose-cut Diamond
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Diamond-cutting diamond-setting
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Before a diamond shows its brilliancy and prismatic colors it has to stand a good deal of cutting and smoothing.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. adamaunt—O. Fr. adamant—L. adamanta, accus. of adamas—Gr. adamas, adamantos, adamant—a, not, damaein, to tame.

Usage

In literature:

To "cut" a Cremona, and to cut a diamond into a brilliant or a rose, are tasks equally difficult.
"The Violin" by George Hart
But to cover over the painting, a large diamond, cut very thin, is set above it.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
The Use of the Diamond-cutting Wheel.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
The Malays of Borneo understand the art of cutting, polishing, and setting their diamonds.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
Add the flour; roll on the board and cut in oblong or diamond shapes.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
Cut into squares or diamonds while still warm.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
Great Britain would be a diamond worth cutting, indeed, a true piece of regalia.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
On her feet she wore crimson slippers cut very low, and each ornamented with a diamond.
"Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf" by George W. M. Reynolds
The stakes being completed, the pack, from which the eight of diamonds has been removed, is shuffled and cut.
"Round Games with Cards" by W. H. Peel
As to the diamond lance, that will cut through any stone or metal.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
He had then with a diamond cut one of the panes away, and effected an entry through the aperture.
"The Big Bow Mystery" by I. Zangwill
His exterior was certainly that of a gentleman, in his well-cut dinner jacket and a fine diamond stud in his shirt.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
Cut a breast of mutton into diamonds, rub it over with egg, and strew on some crumbs of bread and chopped parsley.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
She it was who cut the diamonds off Buckingham's dress, and informed the Cardinal of the same.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845" by Various
It was a fight of intelligence against intelligence, a case of diamond cut diamond.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Diamond cuts diamond, Tom, but we want something stronger than powdered glass to polish itself.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
Those were the days when diamond cut diamond.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
Both propositions provided for the formation of a stock company for the mining, cutting, and sale of diamonds.
"Mississippi Outlaws and the Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
It was a marquis ring with an oval turquoise in the center, hemmed with eight rubies and bordered with ten beautifully cut diamonds.
"The Red Debt" by Everett MacDonald
The two were "diamond cut diamond".
"A Fortunate Term" by Angela Brazil
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In poetry:

A fair, swift bark from some radiant realm,
Its diamond cordage cuts the sky
In glittering lines; all silently
A seeming spirit holds the helm
And steers: will he pass me by?
"In The Mist" by Susan Coolidge
GREAT thoughts in crude, unshapely verse set forth
Lose half their preciousness, and ever must.
Unless the diamond with its own rich dust
Be cut and polished, it seems little worth.
"Quatrains" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Mammon Castle, built of marble that was cut and reared with pain
By the poor and starving wretches who were serfs on that domain—
All the jewel-studded windows shone at sunset like a fire,
And a diamond was flashing from the needle of the spire.
"The Legend of Mammon Castle" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Diamond could be cut into several smaller gems.
Mitsubishi's MC Machinery Systems will display four VMCs from its new MC Milling Diamond Cut line at IMTS 2012.
Emerald-cut diamond and platinum stud earrings, $65,000 at Tiffany & Co.
Yanna is no rough diamond, but her photo simply did not make the cut tonight.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. With a sharp knife, cut a diamond pattern into skin of ham and place in a large roasting pan.
Our Diamonds Are A Cut Above.
Cushion cut diamond earrings grace the red carpets often and are popular with the Hollywood crowd.
For just $530,000, you can get a table cut diamond ring like the one Brad Pitt designed for Jolie.
Lindsay accessorized the look with "Bow Huggies" earrings by Lisa Freede and a raw diamond cut ring by Loree Rodkin.
The wide onyx cuff set at the top with an old mine and rose-cut diamond plaque, mounted in silver and gold.
Opus waterjet-cut mosaics in marble, stainless steel, and reflective glass by Diamond Tech Tiles, 800-937-9593.
Pear shaped diamond, the largest pear cut in the world.
Hear Midnight Magic's Weightless Disco Cut 'Diamonds'.
The CS8 Random Crack saw uses 8-in.-diameter dry cut-type diamond blades to produces smooth-sided cuts for proper crack filling.
Conceived by Swiss jeweler Shawish, the 150-carat diamond ring was cut into shape using laser technology.
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In science:

Solid line : raw data; Diamonds: individual θc cut by the cluster algorithm; light gray: individual θc cut by the TC cut algorithm; Dark Gray: remaining distribution of θc after both cuts have been applied.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
On fig 3, the part of the distribution cut by the cluster algorithm is represented by diamond histograms.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
H e ≡ (D1 ∪ K♦) ∪̟K (in other words H e is what results when the ‘hole’ in K♦, which appeared when D1 ∪ K♦ was cut out of M e , is ‘closed up’ by gluing its edges (the former S− and S+ ) together). H e is an extension of ˜H and D1 is (see remark 16) its diamond subset.
No time machines in classical general relativity
The next cuts were performed with a low speed diamond saw (IsoMet low speed saw, Buehler Ltd, Lake Bluff, IL, USA, equipped with a 15HC Diamond blade) that can execute parallel cuts with micrometric accuracy.
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics
This step was critical in the machining process: the orientation of the bone slab had to be adjusted so that the cut performed with the low speed diamond saw would be entirely in the cortical shell. A first cut was made to generate the outermost flat surface.
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics
Theorem 1. A partial cube is an isometric subgraph of a generalized diamond graph if and only if all cuts formed by Djokovic–Winkler equivalence classes are coherent.
Isometric Diamond Subgraphs
In the generalized diamond graph itself, each semicube consists of the set of points in which some coordinate value is above or below some threshold, and each edge spanning a Djokovic–Winkler cut connects a vertex below the threshold to one above it.
Isometric Diamond Subgraphs
The diamond dimension of any isometric diamond subgraph G, plus one, equals the width of the partial order on Djokovic–Winkler cuts defined above.
Isometric Diamond Subgraphs
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