- 1 • informal A lump of coal.More example sentences
- When first black diamond lumps were found beneath the ancient Appalachian ground a scene that none expected to see became as common as common can be.
- The first black diamonds were mined on ‘Coal Hill,’ now Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh, in the late 1700s.
- 2 [usually as modifier] North American A difficult ski slope: a steep, black diamond runMore example sentences
- While I worry about getting on and off the chairlifts, however, my boyfriend, an experienced snowboarder, starts fantasising about soft, powdery snow, half-pipes and double black diamonds.
- Most Vermont resorts are best suited to intermediate skiers, although with 23 lifts and 145 runs - three of which are double black diamonds - there is more than enough variety to keep any skier busy for a week.
- You look at those tempting black diamonds, so colourfully named (Dog Face, Cascade, Paint Brush) and think, hey, they don't look so difficult.
- 3 another term for carbonado.More example sentences
- ‘He got her a black diamond with two gray diamonds on the side,’ says the source.
- Beautiful silver earrings hang from the points of her ears, encrusted by black diamonds and deep purple amethysts.
- Her black dress, shining from some silver silk material with black diamonds sewn into the hems and lines, contrasted with her washed-pale skin.
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