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black diamond

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Definition of black diamond in English:

noun

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

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