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Invisibility

Abaris
magic arrow made him invisible. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 1]
agate
confers this power. [Rom. Folklore: Brewer Dictionary,15]
Ariel
invisible spirit plays tricks on the castaways. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Tempest]
Cheshire
cat vanishes at will; grin the last feature to go. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
chrysoprase
put in mouth, renders bearer invisible. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 67–68]
Emperor’s New Clothes
supposed to be invisible to anyone unworthy of his post. [Dan. Lit.: Andersen “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in Andersen’s Fairy Tales]
fern seed
makes bearer invisible. [Western Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 406]
glory, hand of
severed hand of hanged man renders bearer invisible. [Western Folklore: Leach, 477]
Gyges’s ring
confers this power. [Gk. Folklore: Brewer, Dictionary, 497]
Harvey
six-foot rabbit invisible to everyone but the play’s protagonist. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 444]
heliotrope
effective if drunk with proper invocations. [Medieval Folklore: Boland, 43]
Invisible Man
(Griffin) character made invisible by chemicals. [Br. Lit.: Invisible Man]
Mambrino’s Helmet
golden helmet makes wearer invisible. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]
Perseus’s helmet
made him invisible when he killed Medusa. [Gk. Myth.: Metamorphoses]
Reynard the Fox’s ring
when ring becomes green, Reynard is invisible. [Medieval Lit.: Reynard the Fox]
tarnhelm
golden helmet that allowed its wearer to assume any form or even become invisible. [Ger. Opera: Wagner The Ring of the Nibelung]
tarnkappe
cloak taken from the Nibelungs by Siegfried grants the wearer invisibility and strength. [Ger. Lit.: Nibelungenlied]
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On the whole, I think invisibility is best left to wholesome Harry Potter and should be banned in the real world.
What matters is that the invisibility idea we implemented in our work can be applied to other electromagnetic wave ranges, including to the visible range.
But an obstacle arose: To achieve invisibility, light taking a detour around a cloaked object must catch up to light traveling in a straight line.
s trope of invisibility, it may be Aquinas's single-heartedness, his non nisi te, that defines him above all.
The three invisibility strategies can be categorized as "forward designs", where the properties of the cloak can be worked out only after completing the design process.
Apart from the glass-based invisibility cloaking device, the Chinese university has also developed another innovative gadget capable of bypassing heat sensors and metal detectors.
As the world's population ages, will this invisibility continue?
So, when I viewed the DVD, I felt it reinforced the invisibility of the aged.
Until his senior year seventeen year old Greg Gaines has managed total invisibility.
Arrangement is in sections on historical invisibility, becoming visible through portraiture, spatial visibility, and sacred invisibility.
Even today, if you ask a group of adults what superpower they would want if they could have one, someone always chooses invisibility.
A spokesman for science society the Institute of Physics said: "This new development opens up further possibilities for the design of a practical invisibility cloak.