Paragon


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paragon

[′par·ə‚gän]
(lapidary)
A perfect diamond whose mass is equal to or greater than 100 carats (20 grams).

Paragon

Mark Sherman. IEEE Software (Nov 1991).
References in classic literature ?
Well, I never altogether trust these paragons," his wife said.
We don't know how much they hide from us: how watchful they are when they seem most artless and confidential: how often those frank smiles which they wear so easily, are traps to cajole or elude or disarm--I don't mean in your mere coquettes, but your domestic models, and paragons of female virtue.