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 for Black diamond
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Diamond \Di"a*mond\ (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F.
     diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel,
     diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence
     of Gr. ? transparent. See Adamant, Tame.]
     1. A precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and
        beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for
        extreme hardness.
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     Note: The diamond is native carbon in isometric crystals,
           often octahedrons with rounded edges. It is usually
           colorless, but some are yellow, green, blue, and even
           black. It is the hardest substance known. The diamond
           as found in nature (called a rough diamond) is cut, for
           use in jewelry, into various forms with many reflecting
           faces, or facets, by which its brilliancy is much
           increased. See Brilliant, Rose. Diamonds are said
           to be of the first water when very transparent, and of
           the second or third water as the transparency
           decreases.
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     2. A geometrical figure, consisting of four equal straight
        lines, and having two of the interior angles acute and two
        obtuse; a rhombus; a lozenge.
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     3. One of a suit of playing cards, stamped with the figure of
        a diamond.
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     4. (Arch.) A pointed projection, like a four-sided pyramid,
        used for ornament in lines or groups.
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     5. (Baseball) The infield; the square space, 90 feet on a
        side, having the bases at its angles.
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     6. (Print.) The smallest kind of type in English printing,
        except that called brilliant, which is seldom seen.
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     Black diamond, coal; (Min.) See Carbonado.
  
     Bristol diamond. See Bristol stone, under Bristol.
  
     Diamond beetle (Zool.), a large South American weevil
        ({Entimus imperialis), remarkable for its splendid luster
        and colors, due to minute brilliant scales.
  
     Diamond bird (Zool.), a small Australian bird ({Pardalotus
        punctatus, family Ampelid[ae].). It is black, with
        white spots.
  
     Diamond drill (Engin.), a rod or tube the end of which is
        set with black diamonds; -- used for perforating hard
        substances, esp. for boring in rock.
  
     Diamond finch (Zool.), a small Australian sparrow, often
        kept in a cage. Its sides are black, with conspicuous
        white spots, and the rump is bright carmine.
  
     Diamond groove (Iron Working), a groove of V-section in a
        roll.
  
     Diamond mortar (Chem.), a small steel mortar used for
        pulverizing hard substances.
  
     Diamond-point tool, a cutting tool whose point is
        diamond-shaped.
  
     Diamond snake (Zool.), a harmless snake of Australia
        ({Morelia spilotes); the carpet snake.
  
     Glazier's diamond, a small diamond set in a glazier's tool,
        for cutting glass.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Black \Black\ (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to
     Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[aum]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k,
     OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not
     akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.]
     1. Destitute of light, or incapable of reflecting it; of the
        color of soot or coal; of the darkest or a very dark
        color, the opposite of white; characterized by such a
        color; as, black cloth; black hair or eyes.
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              O night, with hue so black!           --Shak.
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     2. In a less literal sense: Enveloped or shrouded in
        darkness; very dark or gloomy; as, a black night; the
        heavens black with clouds.
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              I spy a black, suspicious, threatening cloud.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. Fig.: Dismal, gloomy, or forbidding, like darkness;
        destitute of moral light or goodness; atrociously wicked;
        cruel; mournful; calamitous; horrible. "This day's black
        fate." "Black villainy." "Arise, black vengeance." "Black
        day." "Black despair." --Shak.
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     4. Expressing menace, or discontent; threatening; sullen;
        foreboding; as, to regard one with black looks.
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     Note: Black is often used in self-explaining compound words;
           as, black-eyed, black-faced, black-haired,
           black-visaged.
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     Black act, the English statute 9 George I, which makes it a
        felony to appear armed in any park or warren, etc., or to
        hunt or steal deer, etc., with the face blackened or
        disguised. Subsequent acts inflicting heavy penalties for
        malicious injuries to cattle and machinery have been
        called black acts.
  
     Black angel (Zool.), a fish of the West Indies and Florida
        ({Holacanthus tricolor), with the head and tail yellow,
        and the middle of the body black.
  
     Black antimony (Chem.), the black sulphide of antimony,
        Sb2S3, used in pyrotechnics, etc.
  
     Black bear (Zool.), the common American bear ({Ursus
        Americanus).
  
     Black beast. See B[^e]te noire.
  
     Black beetle (Zool.), the common large cockroach ({Blatta
        orientalis).
  
     Black bonnet (Zool.), the black-headed bunting ({Embriza
        Sch[oe]niclus) of Europe.
  
     Black canker, a disease in turnips and other crops,
        produced by a species of caterpillar.
  
     Black cat (Zool.), the fisher, a quadruped of North America
        allied to the sable, but larger. See Fisher.
  
     Black cattle, any bovine cattle reared for slaughter, in
        distinction from dairy cattle. [Eng.]
  
     Black cherry. See under Cherry.
  
     Black cockatoo (Zool.), the palm cockatoo. See Cockatoo.
        
  
     Black copper. Same as Melaconite.
  
     Black currant. (Bot.) See Currant.
  
     Black diamond. (Min.) See Carbonado.
  
     Black draught (Med.), a cathartic medicine, composed of
        senna and magnesia.
  
     Black drop (Med.), vinegar of opium; a narcotic preparation
        consisting essentially of a solution of opium in vinegar.
        
  
     Black earth, mold; earth of a dark color. --Woodward.
  
     Black flag, the flag of a pirate, often bearing in white a
        skull and crossbones; a signal of defiance.
  
     Black+flea+(Zool.),+a+flea+beetle+({Haltica+nemorum">Black flea (Zool.), a flea beetle ({Haltica nemorum)
        injurious to turnips.
  
     Black flux, a mixture of carbonate of potash and charcoal,
        obtained by deflagrating tartar with half its weight of
        niter. --Brande & C.
  
     Black Forest [a translation of G. Schwarzwald], a forest in
        Baden and W["u]rtemburg, in Germany; a part of the ancient
        Hercynian forest.
  
     Black game, or Black grouse. (Zool.) See Blackcock,
        Grouse, and Heath grouse.
  
     Black grass (Bot.), a grasslike rush of the species Juncus
        Gerardi, growing on salt marshes, and making good hay.
  
     Black gum (Bot.), an American tree, the tupelo or
        pepperidge. See Tupelo.
  
     Black Hamburg (grape) (Bot.), a sweet and juicy variety of
        dark purple or "black" grape.
  
     Black horse (Zool.), a fish of the Mississippi valley
        ({Cycleptus elongatus), of the sucker family; the
        Missouri sucker.
  
     Black lemur (Zool.), the Lemurniger of Madagascar; the
        acoumbo of the natives.
  
     Black list, a list of persons who are for some reason
        thought deserving of censure or punishment; -- esp. a list
        of persons stigmatized as insolvent or untrustworthy, made
        for the protection of tradesmen or employers. See
        Blacklist, v. t.
  
     Black manganese (Chem.), the black oxide of manganese,
        MnO2.
  
     Black Maria, the close wagon in which prisoners are carried
        to or from jail.
  
     Black martin (Zool.), the chimney swift. See Swift.
  
     Black moss (Bot.), the common so-called long moss of the
        southern United States. See Tillandsia.
  
     Black oak. See under Oak.
  
     Black ocher. See Wad.
  
     Black pigment, a very fine, light carbonaceous substance,
        or lampblack, prepared chiefly for the manufacture of
        printers' ink. It is obtained by burning common coal tar.
        
  
     Black plate, sheet iron before it is tinned. --Knight.
  
     Black quarter, malignant anthrax with engorgement of a
        shoulder or quarter, etc., as of an ox.
  
     Black rat (Zool.), one of the species of rats ({Mus
        rattus), commonly infesting houses.
  
     Black rent. See Blackmail, n., 3.
  
     Black rust, a disease of wheat, in which a black, moist
        matter is deposited in the fissures of the grain.
  
     Black sheep, one in a family or company who is unlike the
        rest, and makes trouble.
  
     Black silver. (Min.) See under Silver.
  
     Black and tan, black mixed or spotted with tan color or
        reddish brown; -- used in describing certain breeds of
        dogs.
  
     Black tea. See under Tea.
  
     Black tin (Mining), tin ore (cassiterite), when dressed,
        stamped and washed, ready for smelting. It is in the form
        of a black powder, like fine sand. --Knight.
  
     Black walnut. See under Walnut.
  
     Black+warrior+(Zool.),+an+American+hawk+({Buteo+Harlani">Black warrior (Zool.), an American hawk ({Buteo Harlani).
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     Syn: Dark; murky; pitchy; inky; somber; dusky; gloomy; swart;
          Cimmerian; ebon; atrocious.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  black diamond
      n 1: an inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and
           polishing [syn: carbonado, black diamond]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Black Diamond, FL -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida
     Population (2000):    694
     Housing Units (2000): 374
     Land area (2000):     3.779997 sq. miles (9.790146 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.779997 sq. miles (9.790146 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            06667
     Located within:       Florida (FL), FIPS 12
     Location:             28.911262 N, 82.492608 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Black Diamond, FL
      Black Diamond
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Black Diamond, WA -- U.S. city in Washington
     Population (2000):    3970
     Housing Units (2000): 1538
     Land area (2000):     5.368292 sq. miles (13.903813 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.513915 sq. miles (1.331034 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    5.882207 sq. miles (15.234847 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            06330
     Located within:       Washington (WA), FIPS 53
     Location:             47.317802 N, 122.014793 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     98010
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Black Diamond, WA
      Black Diamond
  

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