On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 12:30:03PM -0500, Thomas Ward wrote: > and so I tried to describe a diamond. I know what one looks like in my > head, but trying to describe it in words is harder than it looks.
[My Reply:] I would describe them as a facetted, colorless, transparent jewel, resembling glass, but with a higher degree of light refraction. That's for the visual description. For the tactile description, I would describe it as a facetted, cone-shaped stone with sharp edges. The fact that the pointed end of the cone is usually the botton is inconsequential, unless the stone is prised from it's jewelry setting. I have no idea as to what kind of sound they make when dropped on a hard surface, whether ringing, clicking, or thumping in nature, but I would assume they clicked rather than rang. Michael -- Linux User: 177869 # Powered By: Intel # http://rivensight.dyndns.org Postings Copyrighted 2010-2011 by: Michael Ferranti --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.