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(Encyclopedia) diamond, mineral, one of two crystalline forms of the element carbon (see allotropy ), the hardest natural substance known, used as a gem and in industry…

Diamonds

Director:John AsherWriter:Allan KatzMiramax Films; R; 90 minutesRelease:12/99Cast:Kirk Douglas, Dan Aykroyd, Corbin Allred At an impressive 83, Kirk Douglas returns to the silver screen. He's…

Diamond Head

(Encyclopedia) Diamond Head, peak, 761 ft (232 m) high, along the rim of an extinct volcano, SE Oahu island, Hawaii. A prominent point in the Honolulu skyline, Diamond Head was…

Diamond, Peter Arthur

(Encyclopedia) Diamond, Peter Arthur, 1940–, American economist, b. New York City, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963. Diamond was a professor at the Univ. of California…

Diamond, David

(Encyclopedia) Diamond, David, 1915–2005, American composer, b. Rochester, N.Y. Diamond was trained at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School; he also studied with…

Brady, Diamond Jim

(Encyclopedia) Brady, Diamond Jim (James Buchanan Brady), 1856–1917, American financier and philanthropist, b. New York City. He was a bellboy and messenger and then worked for the New…

Diamond Necklace, Affair of the

(Encyclopedia) Diamond Necklace, Affair of the, scandal that took place at the court of King Louis XVI of France just before the French Revolution. An adventuress who called herself the…

Diamond Grading

The Question: I would like to know how diamonds are graded? The Answer: Diamonds with a color between colorless and yellow receive a letter…

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond has been a pop music star since the mid-1960s, writing and singing hit songs such as "Kentucky Woman" (1967), "Song Sung Blue" (1972) and "Love on the Rocks" (1980). Neil Diamond…

Brewer's: Diamond

A corruption of adamant. So called because the diamond, which cuts other substances, can be cut or polished with no substance but itself. (Greek, a damao, what cannot be subdued. Latin,…