Definitions

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  • proper n. Any of several places, notably a city in South Africa, noted for diamond mining.
  • proper n. A habitational surname.
  • proper n. A male given name derived from the surname or the place name (site of a battle in the Boer Wars).
  • proper n. A female given name popular in the 1960s and the 1970s, more often spelled Kimberly.

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  • n. city in central South Africa; center for diamond mining and diamond marketing

Etymologies

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English place name "wood or clearing of Kyneburg (a seventh century female saint )", from Old English cyne ("royal") + burh ("fortress").

Examples

  • KIMBERLEY July 6 Sapa Two men appeared in the Kimberley

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Northern Cape, which contains the historic diamond-rush town, Kimberley, is South Africa's biggest province and one of its poorest.

    South Africa unveils plans for 'world's biggest' solar power plant

  • The photo that follows was sent to me from F&S readers Jay and Rob, who live in Kimberley, B.C..

    What Would This Mule Deer Score?

  • In response, in 2003, 45 countries and the EU signed on to a U. N.-brokered scheme known as the Kimberley Process that aimed to stop the bloodshed by requiring that all rough diamonds — even those mined outside conflict zones — be certified as clean before sale.

    Big Business

  • Liberia on Friday was admitted to the international diamond exporting scheme known as the Kimberley process after satisfying experts it had taken measures to prevent trade in "conflict diamonds."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Last month Liberia was admitted to the international diamond exporting scheme known as the Kimberley process after satisfying experts it had taken measures to prevent the trade in "conflict diamonds."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • After the discovery of diamonds in Kimberley in 1867, Mozambican migrants begin to seek work in the diamond mines as well.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • Everybody knows that there are far more diamonds in those craters than have ever been gotten out of them but Kimberley is disengaged and most people think it will scarcely function any more, and the reason is not merely a temporary maladjustment in the market -- there is another as well.

    A Briton Looks at the World

  • Note 36: William H. Worger, South Africa's City of Diamonds: Mine Workers and Monopoly Capitalism in Kimberley, 1867 – 1895 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987). back

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • (1890-1896); financier who made a fortune in Kimberley diamond production.

    John R. Mott - Nobel Lecture

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