[ broot ]
/ brut /
verb (used with object), brut·ed, brut·ing.
to shape (a diamond) by rubbing with another diamond or a diamond chip.
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Example sentences from the Web for bruting
Stones of fancy shape, such as square, or cushion shape, have to be formed in part by hand rubbing or "bruting" as it is called.A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public|Frank Bertram Wade
British Dictionary definitions for bruting
/ (bruːt) /
- any animal except man; beast; lower animal
- (as modifier)brute nature
a brutal person
wholly instinctive or physical (esp in the phrases brute strength, brute force)
without reason or intelligence
coarse and grossly sensual
Word Origin for brute
C15: from Latin brūtus heavy, irrational; related to gravis heavy
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