Bristol diamond
Bristol Bris"tol, n. A seaport city in the west of England. [1913 Webster]

{Bristol board}, a kind of fine pasteboard, made with a smooth but usually unglazed surface.

{Bristol brick}, a brick of siliceous matter used for polishing cultery; -- originally manufactured at Bristol.

{Bristol stone}, rock crystal, or brilliant crystals of quartz, found in the mountain limestone near Bristol, and used in making ornaments, vases, etc. When polished, it is called {Bristol diamond}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bristol diamond — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bristol-diamond — Bristol diˈamond noun A kind of quartz crystal found near Bristol • • • Main Entry: ↑Bristol …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bristol Diamond Suites — (Витория,Бразилия) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Avenida Dante M …   Каталог отелей

  • Diamond — Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone or gem… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diamond beetle — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diamond bird — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diamond drill — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diamond finch — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diamond groove — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diamond mortar — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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