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  1. of or resembling diamonds
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Word Origin for diamantine

C17: from French diamantin, from diamant diamond
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Examples from the Web for diamantine

Historical Examples of diamantine

  • The polishing is effected by means of diamantine and alcohol.

    A Treatise on Staff Making and Pivoting

    Eugene E. Hall

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


    James Huneker

  • 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.