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black diamond

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  • 1 informal A lump of coal.
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    • 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.
  • 2A dark, opaque form of diamond. Also called carbonado.
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    • ‘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.
  • 3 [usually as modifier] North American A difficult ski slope: a steep, black-diamond run
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    • 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.

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