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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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On the altar, and beneath the portrait, was the casket containing the diamond studs.
O'Reilly," said the duke, leading him into the chapel, "look at these diamond studs, and tell me what they are worth apiece.
Oh, monsieur, I hope people are not so dishonest at Blois as you seem to think, and that the diamond, being worth what you say "
The unknown himself shut the door after him, and when left alone, looked mournfully at the bottom of the purse, from which he had taken a small silken bag containing the diamond, his last resource.
Also if by chance we should reach this place, and find diamonds, they shall belong to you and Good equally.
Ten thousand pounds' worth of diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and what not--at the mercy of the first robber who happens to hear of them.
The truth is, those diamonds we all saw this afternoon seem to have vanished from my friend's tail-coat pocket.
The diamonds, which had created Rawdon's admiration, never went back to Mr.
Our luck seemed to have deserted us: the owner of the purple diamonds was dining at home and dining at undue length.
Surely the diamond was as large as a nut to be worth all that.
I remember too well how sometimes we were stopped for want of money, and but for that diamond, which I was obliged to sell, we should have remained on the road.
Preserved by three Brahmins, the inviolate deity, bearing the Yellow Diamond in its forehead, was removed by night, and was transported to the second of the sacred cities of India-- the city of Benares.