Kohinoor


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Koh`i`noor´

    (kō`ĭ`nŌr´)
n.1.A famous diamond, surrendered to the British crown on the annexation of the Punjab. According to Hindu legends, it was found in a Golconda mine, and has been the property of various Hindu and Persian rulers.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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If they were permanently congealed, and small enough to be clutched, they would, perchance, be carried off by slaves, like precious stones, to adorn the heads of emperors; but being liquid, and ample, and secured to us and our successors forever, we disregard them, and run after the diamond of Kohinoor. They are too pure to have a market value; they contain no muck.