Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of three processes by which diamonds are prepared for use as ornaments or in the arts, the others being diamond-cleaving and diamond-polishing. Diamond-cutting is performed by rubbing together two diamonds secured with shellac in wooden holders or handles, one of which is held in each hand of the cutter over the edge of a box called a cutters' box, into which the dust is allowed to fall. This rubbing is continued until each diamond assumes the proper outline, whether brilliant, rose, or briolette, the smaller facets being afterward made by polishing. Both stones are cut at the same time, irrespective of size or shape, or of the out line to be produced. Diamond-cutting is sometimes per formed by machinery. In this case one of the handles or dops is stationary and the other is moved backward and forward, both diamonds being cut at the same time, but more rapidly and accurately than by hand.
“Its diamond-cutting, defense production, bio-medical research, and computer telecommunications industries expanded considerably.”
“Then she started a diamond-cutting factory in Moscow.”
“The time has come for us to get much closer to them if we are to find anything out about the secret diamond-cutting operation.”
“Plus, a diamond-cutting disk is perfect for carving out a line of powder.”
“The other contained a long bench lined with several diamond-cutting devices, each made up of a viselike grip to hold the stone and a spinning disk that actually cut the gem.”
“Had a motive: to keep his diamond-cutting disaster a secret.”
“Is that why he used a diamond-cutting disk to slit her lovely throat?”
“She gave Conor a quizzical look, obviously wondering why a cop would have any idea about a metal used in a diamond-cutting disk.”
““If you feel you need one,” Conor replied as he walked into the diamond-cutting room.”
“It sells the diamonds to 78 "sightholders," or clients, which are primarily diamond-cutting companies.”
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