- to shape (a diamond) by rubbing with another diamond or a diamond chip.
Origin of brute2
Examples 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
- 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 and History for bruting
early 15c., "of or belonging to animals," from Middle French brut "coarse, brutal, raw, crude," from Latin brutus "heavy, dull, stupid," an Oscan word, from PIE root *gwere- "heavy" (see grave (adj.)). Before reaching English the meaning expanded to "of the lower animals." Used of human beings from 1530s.
1610s, from brute (adj.).