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of or resembling diamonds
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C17: from French diamantin, from diamantdiamond
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  • The polishing is effected by means of diamantine and alcohol.

  • Ludwig slashes à la Nietzsche, though he cannot boast that poet's diamantine style.

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  • The final polish can soon be imparted by means of a small boxwood slip, or flattened peg-wood, and diamantine and alcohol.

  • The screw is placed in the ordinary polishing triangle and the flat face at a polished on a tin lap with diamantine and oil.

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