rough diamond


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rough diamond

n
1. (Jewellery) an unpolished diamond
2. an intrinsically trustworthy or good person with uncouth manners or dress
Translations
bamse
hrjúfur en ágætur inn viî beiniî
nebrúsený diamant
dürüst fakat kaba kimse

rough

(raf) adjective
1. not smooth. Her skin felt rough.
2. uneven. a rough path.
3. harsh; unpleasant. a rough voice; She's had a rough time since her husband died.
4. noisy and violent. rough behaviour.
5. stormy. The sea was rough; rough weather.
6. not complete or exact; approximate. a rough drawing; a rough idea/estimate.
noun
1. a violent bully. a gang of roughs.
2. uneven or uncultivated ground on a golf course. I lost my ball in the rough.
ˈroughly adverb
ˈroughness noun
ˈroughage (-fidʒ) noun
substances in food, eg bran or fibre, which help digestion.
ˈroughen verb
to make or become rough. The sea roughened as the wind rose.
rough diamond
a person of fine character but rough manners.
ˌrough-and-ˈready adjective
1. not carefully made or finished, but good enough. a rough-and-ready meal.
2. (of people) friendly enough but without politeness etc.
ˌrough-and-ˈtumble noun
friendly fighting between children etc.
rough it
to live for a period of time without the comforts or conveniences of modern life. They roughed it in the jungles for two months.
rough out
to draw or explain roughly. I roughed out a diagram; He roughed out his plan.
References in classic literature ?
He is a very rough diamond," Da Souza said apologetically.
she was cutting for God the rough diamond rejected by man.
He's not a rough diamond - a pearl-containing oyster of a rustic: he's a fierce, pitiless, wolfish man.
By what power he drew after him the hearts of the roughest, and the Tail Twisters counted in their ranks some rough diamonds indeed, was a mystery to both skipper and C.
Dubai: Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) signed a partnership deal with Stargems, a company specialising in the sourcing and supply of diamonds, to host a series of rough diamond tenders in 2018.
Furthermore he said since relocation, DBGSS exports and imports of rough diamonds were subjected to the Kimberly Process regulatory framework, and that all rough diamond exports and imports were accompanied by the Kimberly Process.
In February 2016, de Grisogono's strategic partner, Nemesis International acquired a 404-carat rough diamond, later termed '4 de Fevereiro' of exceptional quality from the Lulo Mine in Angola which is run by the listed Australian mining company, Lucapa Diamond Company.
Dubai Diamond Conference 2017 provides an opportunity for fostering relationships and building between the private and public sectors in rough diamond producing and purchasing countries.
Lesedi la Rona", the world's largest gem-quality rough diamond discovered in more than 100 years, goes on display in London this week before it heads for the auction block where it is expected to fetch more than $70 million.
The country was the world's fourth-largest rough diamond producing nation, producing 24.
Rough diamond prices will remain under pressure over the next 12-18 months.
It also provides information about PGM and rough diamond reserves, historic and forecast data on platinum and rough diamond production, production forecast by selected platinum and diamond mines, the competitive landscape and active, exploration and development platinum and diamond projects.