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.
Q1 H1 2019 2018 Botswana 5,718 6,279 (9)% 5,950 (4)% 11,668 12,087 (3)% (Debswana) Namibia 335 515 (35)% 483 (31)% 818 1,044 (22)% (Namdeb Holdings South Africa 571 1,018 (44)% 382 49% 953 2,111 (55)% (DBCM) Canada 1,075 1,185 (9)% 1,037 4% 2,112 2,253 (6)% Total carats 7,699 8,997 (14)% 7,852 (2)% 15,551 17,495 (11)% recovered Rough diamond production decreased by 14 per cent to 7.7 million carats driven by reductions in Botswana (Debswana) and South Africa (DBCM).
Rough diamond sales were $164.6 million, polished diamond sales came at $5.9 million.
The first half of the year has presented challenging conditions for rough diamond sales, says the executive vice president of the De Beers Group, Mr Paul Rowley.
Its De Beers Group rough diamond arm reported provisional sales of US$390m (PS305.6m) for its fifth sales cycle of 2019.
The gang had been carrying out its operations in the sorting and grading department of Alrosa, the country's largest rough diamond producer, (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alrosa-diamonds-crime/russian-police-uncover-diamond-theft-gang-inside-state-mining-firm-alrosa-idUSKCN1TB1BW) Reuters reported. 
GARY HOLT says Livingston midfielder Scott Pittman has gone from being a "rough diamond to a gem".
This first trial sale, which was conducted in partnership with a select group of large vertically integrated jewellery houses and global diamond manufacturers, was designed to demonstrate that Clara can unlock significant value throughout the diamond pipeline, by facilitating rough diamond sales on a stone by stone basis, based on specific polished demand.
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), in collaboration with Stargems Group, has announced the completion of six successful rough diamond tenders of SACIM goods (Anhui-Congo Mining Investment Company) with over two million carats auctioned.