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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Diamond
 
A barley corn is better than a diamond to a cock.  1
A diamond is not so precious as a tooth.  Don Quixote.  2
A diamond is valuable though it lie on a dunghill.  3
A diamond with a flaw is preferable to a common stone without any imperfection.  Chinese.  4
A fine diamond may be ill set.  5
Diamonds cut diamonds.  6
Diamonds dart their brightest lustre
From the palsy shaken head.  Wordsworth.
  7
If a diamond be thrown into the mire, it is a diamond still.  Turkish.  8
 
 
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