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diamond dust

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noun
  1. pulverized diamonds, used as an abrasive.
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Origin of diamond dust

First recorded in 1695–1705
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • How her shining hair glitters, as if sprinkled with diamond-dust.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • In the middle of dinner, it exploded like a cracker, and went literally into diamond-dust.

    A Simpleton

    Charles Reade

  • With a curse he hurled it into diamond-dust against the bulwarks.

    Caybigan

    James Hopper

  • The lapidary cuts them with a steel wheel, about eight inches in diameter, using oil and diamond-dust in cutting and polishing.

  • Whether it was diamond-dust or Achmet's thin thong that stopped the breath, it mattered not; it was sure.

    The Weavers, Complete

    Gilbert Parker