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adamantine spar

[‚ad·ə′man‚tēn ′spär]
(mineralogy)
A silky brown variety of corundum.
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First th'Earth, on adamantine pillers founded, Amid the Sea engirt with brasen bands; Then th'Aire still flitting, but yet firmely bounded On euerie side, with pyles of flaming brands, Neuer consum'd nor quencht with mortall hands; And last, that mightie shining christall wall, Wherewith he hath encompassed this All.
In Hawthorne's tale Richard Digby's encrusted body comes to light when a girl and boy creep through a thicket and enter a cave where they, and later their parents, behold the adamantine remains of a "repulsive personage" of "stone"-like and "petrifying quality.
Or, in other words, in robust training for this life, which is itself a continual fight with some form of adversary or other, the aim should be to form that solid and adamantine fibre which will endure long and serious attacks upon it, and come out unharmed from them, rather than the ability to perform sudden and brilliant feats, which often exhaust the powers in show, without doing any substantial good.
Like Hevajra, Vajrasatva is the personification of an invocation formula, the 'Adamantine Being" of the Vajradhatu (the adamantine sphere), ultimately identified with Vajradhara as the Sixth and Supreme Buddha.
It's quoted in a museum catalog that also contains evchen's first yom tov, part of a family scrapbook mashed up inside a critical essay along with Hesse's adamantine late comments on doing art wrong, letting it misbehave.
We may have lost our most precious gem, but there is no doubt that Catriona's luminescence and adamantine lustre will continue to light our lives throughout the years ahead.
The easy lesson for conservatives to extract from her example would be adamantine resistance to all change.
They had been placed at birth atop an adamantine conveyor and it had carted them here, to this ring, in this age; their every choice and thought that moves the belt closer to this moment the mere results of choices others had made long before them and others yet--strings racing into strings racing ever onwards up into the dark.
As seen by some of the responses to this case, instances of familial and custodial rape present doughty challenges to even the most adamantine feminists.
The discussion would become flooded with emotions, and the emotions would be stirred up into turbulence, would become the white waters of a fierce river, uprooted feelings churning over adamantine rocks of fact, barreling toward a waterfall, a precipice that Barth feared.
In her opening pages Morin quotes from Melmoth the vision of the hell that awaits the Wanderer: "the waves of the burning ocean answered as they lashed the adamantine rock--'There is room for more