low-quality diamond, in granular aggregate or small fragments, valuable only in crushed or powdered form, especially for industrial use as an abrasive.
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a variant spelling of bort
an inferior grade of diamond used for cutting and drilling or, in powdered form, as an industrial abrasive
Franz [frahnts] /frɑnts/ (Show IPA), 1858–1942, U.S. anthropologist, born in Germany. any of several nonvenomous, chiefly tropical constrictors of the family Boidae, having vestigial hind limbs at the base of the tail. a scarf or stole of feathers, fur, or fabric. Contemporary Examples Gisele Lands New Campaign, ‘Anorexxxy’ Sunglasses Are a Thing The Fashion Beast […]
given to or characterized by boasting. Contemporary Examples Redford Takes on Rahm in the Furious Blur of ‘Chicagoland’ Tim Teeman March 5, 2014 Mitt Romney’s Delusions of Victory Matt Latimer November 2, 2012 10 Most Outrageous Scandals Samuel P. Jacobs March 6, 2010 The Myth of the Central Park Five Edward Conlon October 18, 2014 […]
to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, especially about oneself. to speak with pride (often followed by of): He boasted of his family’s wealth. to speak of with excessive pride or vanity: He boasts himself a genius. to be proud in the possession of: The town boasts a new school. a thing boasted of; a […]
a person who boasts or brags. a chisel for boasting stone. Historical Examples Penrod Booth Tarkington Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete Lewis Goldsmith Historic Boyhoods Rupert Sargent Holland Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M’Combie Lords of the North A. C. Laut IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris Under Fire Charles King Cleopatra H. […]