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After several unsuccessfal attempts and three years' labor, the unparalleled feat of cutting a ring out of a single diamond has b | en accomplished by the patience and skill of M. Antoine, one of the best known lapidaries of Antwerp. The ring is about six-eighths of an inch in diameter. It is calculated that, a fluent speaker utters between 7,000 and 7,500 words in the course of .an hour's uninterrupted speaking; many orators of more than usual rapid utterance will reach 8,000, and eren 9,000.,-, But 125 words a minute, oi 7,500 an hour/'iß& faij averaga, ' , t

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Evening Star, Issue 10453, 25 October 1897

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Evening Star Issue 10453, 25 October 1897

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