Definitions

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  • n. The lower faceted portion of a brilliant-cut diamond.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The lower faceted portion of a brilliant-cut diamond.

Etymologies

French, from cul back. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is a remarkably excellent imitation -- silicate of alumina; the weight, color, and hardness, the measurements -- table, girdle, and _culasse_ -- all correspond exactly with the original.

    The Paternoster Ruby

  • This portion is called the "girdle," and if we take this as a defining line, that portion which appears above the setting of this girdle, is called the "crown"; the portion below the girdle is called the "culasse," or less commonly the "pavilion."

    The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones

  • config: cylindre doppler piston et culasse bidalot carbu de 21

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