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diamond fields, plural noun phrase

In historical contexts. Formerly with initial capitals. The diamond fields: The area near the confluence of the Vaal and Orange rivers, within the region previously known as Griqualand West, where diamonds were first discovered in 1866; the Fields, see field sense 2 a. Also attributive.
1871 The Jrnl 9 Jan.The Diamond-fields are, it is to be inferred, made British.
1989 Personality 13 Mar. 38His brother had left for the diamond fields and he followed, full of hope for the future.
The diamond fields: The area near the confluence of the Vaal and Orange rivers, within the region previously known as Griqualand West, where diamonds were first discovered in 1866; the Fields, see field2 a. Also attributive.
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Hence diamond fielder noun phrase, one living and working on the diamond fields.
1911 L. Cohen Reminisc. of Kimberley 231In these early times Diamond Fielders, no matter their social position, were very independent and all white men on an equality.

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