6. (Print.) The smallest kind of type in English printing, except that called brilliant, which is seldom
This line is printed in the type called Diamond.
Black diamond, coal; (Min.) See Carbonado. Bristol diamond. See Bristol stone, under Bristol.
Diamond beetle (Zoöl.), a large South American weevil remarkable for its splendid luster and colors,
due to minute brilliant scales. Diamond bird (Zoöl.), a small Australian bird (Pardalotus punctatus,
family Ampelidæ.). It is black, with white spots. Diamond drill (Engin.), a rod or tube the end of
which is set with black diamonds; used for perforating hard substances, esp. for boring in rock.
Diamond finch (Zoöl.), a small Australian sparrow, often kept in a cage. Its sides are black, with conspicuous
white spots, and the rump is bright carmine. Diamond groove (Iron Working), a groove of V-section
in a roll. Diamond mortar (Chem.), a small steel mortar used for pulverizing hard substances. - -
Diamond-point tool, a cutting tool whose point is diamond-shaped. Diamond snake (Zoöl.), a
harmless snake of Australia (Morelia spilotes); the carpet snake. Glazier's diamond, a small diamond
set in a glazier's tool, for cutting glass.
(Di"a*mond) a. Resembling a diamond; made of, or abounding in, diamonds; as, a diamond
chain; a diamond field.
(Di"a*mond-back`) n. (Zoöl.) The salt-marsh terrapin of the Atlantic coast
1. Having figures like a diamond or lozenge.
2. Adorned with diamonds; diamondized. Emerson.
(Di"a*mond*ize) v. t. To set with diamonds; to adorn; to enrich. [R.]
Diamondizing of your subject.B. Jonson.
(Di"a*mond-shaped`) a. Shaped like a diamond or rhombus.
(Di*am"y*lene) n. [Pref. di- + amylene.] (Chem.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C10H20, of the
ethylene series, regarded as a polymeric form of amylene.
(Di"an) a. Diana. [Poetic]
(Di*a"na) n. [L. Diana.] (Myth.) The daughter of Jupiter and Latona; a virgin goddess who presided
over hunting, chastity, and marriage; identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.
And chaste Diana haunts the forest shade.Pope. Diana monkey (Zoöl.), a handsome, white-bearded monkey of West Africa (Cercopithecus Diana).
(||Di*an"dri*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. di- = di`s- twice + a man, a male.] (Bot.) A Linnæan class of
plants having two stamens.
(Di*an"dri*an) a. Diandrous.
(Di*an"drous) n. [Cf. F. diandre.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to the class Diandria; having two
(||Di*a"ni*um) n. [NL., fr. L. Diana; either as the name of the Roman goddess, or from its use
in OE. as a name of silver.] (Chem.) Same as Columbium. [Obs.]
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