to shape (a diamond) by rubbing with another diamond or a diamond chip.
A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public Frank Bertram Wade
any animal except man; beast; lower animal
(as modifier): brute nature
a brutal person
wholly instinctive or physical (esp in the phrases brute strength, brute force)
without reason or intelligence
coarse and grossly sensual
brutal; cruel. gross; coarse. carnal; sensual. uncivilized. bestial; like an animal. Contemporary Examples Guns, Blow Jobs, and Choke Holds: a History of the New York Knicks Robert Silverman February 25, 2014 Wimbledon’s Poet Laureate Olivia Cole July 1, 2010 Obama Realigns, the GOP Declines: The New Political Paradigm Robert Shrum January 31, 2013 Death Wish: […]
Marcus Junius [joon-yuh s] /ˈdʒun yəs/ (Show IPA), 85?–42 b.c, Roman provincial administrator: one of the assassins of Julius Caesar. and thou, Brutus!: alleged dying words of Julius Caesar uttered as his friend Brutus stabbed him. Contemporary Examples Danger Stalks Lucas Davenport Daily Beast Promotions May 10, 2009 Erasing Dan Rather Lloyd Grove September 15, […]
brutus is an honorable man
to clench and grind the teeth; gnash.