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

(Di"a*mond*ed), a.

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.

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 stamens.

(||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.]

6. (Print.) The smallest kind of type in English printing, except that called brilliant, which is seldom seen.

This line is printed in the type called Diamond.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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