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(of a gem) cut in tiny triangular facets.‘eighteenth-century diamonds are often rose-cut’‘the rose cut differs from the brilliant cut’
- ‘On the third finger of her left hand she wears not the Galloway diamonds (they were safely stowed in the bank), but a large 19 th-century, rose-cut diamond ring.’
- ‘It was a large, ovular, rose-cut stone the color of the night sky.’
- ‘The watch shown in Plate III typifies such memorial jewelry, combining a plait of woven hair surrounded by a wreath of silver forget-me-nots set with rose-cut diamonds, and a circle of half pearls around the watchcase.’
- ‘One of the most stunning pieces in the exhibition is a dramatic, dark-blue art nouveau cigarette case, which has a rose-cut diamond serpent snaking across it, evoking the Vienna of the Secession rather than the St Petersburg of the Tsars.’
- ‘The miniature is framed by a row of thirty large rose-cut diamonds and surrounded by a design of vine scrolls and bunches of grapes in cobalt blue champleve enamel.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.