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  • But, had she been certain of escaping discovery, she would have slipped the koh-i-noor into her belt-pouch, notwithstanding.

    Mary Marston

  • Pen gave her, had such a sparkling and brilliant _koh-i-noor_ in her bosom, as is even more precious than that famous jewel; for it not only fetches a price, and is retained by its owner in another world where diamonds are stated to be of no value, but here, too, is of inestimable worth to its possessor; is a talisman against evil, and lightens up the darkness of life, like Cogia Hassan's famous stone.

    The History of Pendennis, Volume 2 His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy

  • He is said to have sent off to the mountain strongholds of his family the famous _koh-i-noor_ diamond, with great part of the royal treasure; and it was so generally supposed that he meditated ridding himself of the pageant king Dhuleep, in order to assume in his own person the ensigns of royalty, that the uncles of the young prince had made an attempt (which was, however, discovered and frustrated) to carry him off from Lahore, and place him under British protection.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844

  • I must keep my eyes for plainer work; but I can give the value of the bauble ” L112,760! ” and this was before the acquisition of the koh-i-noor.

    Queen Victoria Her Girlhood And Womanhood

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  • from Persian koh کوه "mountain" + Arabic Noor (light)." famous diamond that became part of the British crown jewels after the annexation of Punjab by Great Britain in 1849, from Persian Kh-i-nr, literally, mountain of light

    August 31, 2009