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  • n. Alternative form of diamond in the rough.

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  • adj. an uncut diamond; hence, colloquially, a person of intrinsic worth under a rude exterior.

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  • The road into which the car eventualy turned with a hoot of familiarity was quite a new road -- rather a rough diamond. - ''Yashima, or, The Gorgeous West'' by R T Sherwood, 1931.

    December 24, 2008