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1) Adamant. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...as hardness or firmness in the abstract. Thus, Virgil, in his Aeneid vi. 552, speaks of "adamantine pillars" merely to express solid and strong ones; and Milton frequently...

2) adamant. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will: adamantine, brassbound, die-hard, grim, implacable, incompliant, inexorable, inflexible, intransigent, iron,...

3) Adamant Mountain. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Adamant Mountain (10,980 ft/3,347 m), SE B.C., Canada, in Selkirk Mts. of the Rockies, 50 mi/80 km NNE of Revelstoke; 51°43'N 117°55'W....

4) adamant. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...From Middle English, a hard precious stone, from Old French adamaunt, from Latin adams, adamant-, from Greek, unconquerable, hard steel, diamond. See dem- in Appendix...

5) Di'amond. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A corruption of adamant. So called because the diamond, which cuts other substances, can be cut or polished with no substance but itself. (Greek, a damao, what cannot...

6) 126. All Day Long. Sandburg, Carl. 1916. Chicago Poems
...long in fog and wind, The waves have flung their beating crests Against the palisades of adamant. My boy, he went to sea, long and long ago, Curls of brown were slipping...

7) Hard as a Stone. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
..."hard as iron," hard as brawn," hard as ice," hard as adamant," etc. (See SIMILES.) 1...

8) Hell Gates. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...according to Milton, are nine-fold-three of brass, three of iron, and three of adamant; the keepers are Sin and Death. This allegory is one of the most celebrated...

9) inflexible. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...inˇflexiˇbiliˇty, inˇflexiˇbleˇness -NOUNinˇflexiˇbly -ADVERBinflexible, inexorable, adamant, obdurate These adjectives mean not capable of being swayed or diverted...

10) adamantine. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Made of or resembling adamant. 2. Having the hardness or luster of a diamond. 3. Unyielding; inflexible: If there is one dominant trait that emerges from this...

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