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diamonds

[′dī·mənz]
(fluid mechanics)
The pattern of shock waves often visible in a rocket exhaust which resembles a series of diamond shapes placed end to end.

diamonds

Refers to the graticule of a gun-sight, specifically of gyro-gun-sights.
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The fact is, he had given her a very small portion of the brilliants; a pretty diamond clasp, which confined a pearl necklace which she wore--and the Baronet had omitted to mention the circumstance to his lady.
Thus Rawdon knew nothing about the brilliant diamond ear-rings, or the superb brilliant ornament which decorated the fair bosom of his lady; but Lord Steyne, who was in his place at Court, as Lord of the Powder Closet, and one of the great dignitaries and illustrious defences of the throne of England, and came up with all his stars, garters, collars, and cordons, and paid particular attention to the little woman, knew whence the jewels came and who paid for them.
My eyes had torn themselves from the round black muzzles, from the accursed diamonds that had been our snare, the pasty pig-face of the over-fed pugilist, and the flaming cheeks and hook nose of Rosenthall himself.
To prove it he pointed to a great diamond in the middle of his shirt-front with a little finger loaded with another just like it: which of our bloated princes could show a pair like that?
You shall have your share of the fun, never fear, and a purple diamond all to yourself--if we're lucky.
If Rosenthall turns in drunk, it's a purple diamond apiece.
O'Reilly," said the duke, leading him into the chapel, "look at these diamond studs, and tell me what they are worth apiece.
On the day after the morrow, by eleven o'clock, the two diamond studs were finished, and they were so completely imitated, so perfectly alike, that Buckingham could not tell the new ones from the old ones, and experts in such matters would have been deceived as he was.
The Diamond fell into the possession of Tippoo, Sultan of Seringapatam, who caused it to be placed as an ornament in the handle of a dagger, and who commanded it to be kept among the choicest treasures of his armoury.
My first business will be to dispose of this diamond.
exclaimed La Carconte, rising and descending to the chamber with a tolerably firm step; "what diamond are you talking about?
It is a beautiful diamond left by poor Edmond Dantes, to be sold, and the money divided between his father, Mercedes, his betrothed bride, Fernand, Danglars, and myself.