Pitt diamond
Pitt diamond Pitt diamond, n. See {regent diamond}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pitt diamond — Regent diamond Re gent di a*mond A famous diamond of fine quality, which weighs about 137 carats and is among the state jewels of France. It is so called from the Duke of Orleans, Regent of France, to whom it was sold in 1717 by Pitt the English… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PITT DIAMOND —    a diamond brought from Golconda by the grandfather of the elder Pitt, who sold it to the king of France; it figured at length in the hilt of the State sword of Napoleon, and was carried off by the Prussians at Waterloo …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Pitt, William, the Elder — later 1st earl of Chatham born Nov. 15, 1708, London, Eng. died May 11, 1778, Hayes, Kent British statesman and orator, twice virtual prime minister (1756–61, 1766–68). He entered Parliament in 1735 and provoked controversy with his maiden speech …   Universalium

  • Pitt, Thomas — ▪ British merchant byname  Diamond Pitt  born July 5, 1653, Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, Eng. died April 28, 1726, Swallowfield, Berkshire  British merchant whose involvement in the East India trade brought him into conflict with the English East… …   Universalium

  • Pitt — Pịtt,   1) Brad, eigentlich William Bradley Pitt, amerikanischer Filmschauspieler, * Shawnee (Oklahoma) 18. 12. 1963; spielte nach Auftritten in Fernsehserien seit Ende der 80er Jahre v. a. in Kinofilmen, wurde mit dem Kurzauftritt als Tramp in… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Diamond Reo Trucks — This article is about the truck manufacturer. For the country music band, see Diamond Rio. Diamond REO trucks logo Diamond Reo Trucks was an American truck manufacturer. In 1967, Diamond T and Reo Trucks were combined to form the Diamond Reo… …   Wikipedia

  • diamond — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. gem[stone], jewel, sparkler, ice (sl.); engagement ring; parallelogram, lozenge, rhomb[oid], rhombus; check. See ornament, angularity, goodness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A crystalline Jewel] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • Regent diamond — ▪ gem also called  Pitt diamond        a brilliant cut stone with a slight blue tinge that once was the outstanding gem of the French crown jewels; it was discovered in India in 1701 and weighed 410 carats in rough form. It was purchased by Sir… …   Universalium

  • Regent diamond — Re gent di a*mond A famous diamond of fine quality, which weighs about 137 carats and is among the state jewels of France. It is so called from the Duke of Orleans, Regent of France, to whom it was sold in 1717 by Pitt the English Governor of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thomas Pitt — For other uses, see Thomas Pitt (disambiguation). Thomas Pitt President of Fort St George (Madras) In office 7 July 1698 – 18 September 1709 Preceded b …   Wikipedia

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