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Latest Apollo Diamond Stories

2005-07-14 07:55:00

DAKAR -- For centuries, diamonds have lured women up the aisle.  In the future, they may drive them to work, as engineers find a use for the precious stones in electric cars and other applications. From ultra-durable drill bits to semiconductors and optical instruments, industry officials say the uses for diamonds are multiplying and advances in synthetic production have opened the floodgates to ever more innovative applications. "Diamond as a material is like what steel was in the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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