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brilliancy

[′bril·yən·sē]
(lapidary)
A characteristic of gems that depends on the refractive index, transparency, polish, and proportions of the cut stone.
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In the Persian poetry, the beads of pearl in terms of its color, shape and brilliancy are described such as the flowing tear, rain, teeth, etc.
The spray, having frozen as it rose, had gradually so condensed itself that it had joined and formed a splendid, irregular, fantastical arch of surprising brilliancy and lightness, in all the rugged and mixed varieties of form which frost gives to falling water, suddenly arrested by congelation.
Bakry works mainly with watercolours, "the brilliancy and absorbency of the paper allows watercolours to be rendered transparent which helps to capture the play of light and subtle nuances of atmosphere.
They therefore represent style turns designed to make the expression of the thought and feeling alive, to give it more brilliancy and force in order to persuade.
Yet 'Mi tradi' is not difficult on account of its brilliancy.
It is Elizabeth's physical attributes that first make it impossible for him to maintain indifference; when she arrives at Netherfield, he is again struck by "the brilliancy which exercise had given to her complexion (36), and his admiration of her dishevelled, physically exerted appearance after her walk evokes his physical attraction to her.
This book, filled with excellent colour pictures and a wealth of detailed information, notes that one contemporary writer praised the windows for their splendours saying; "nothing like it could be seen in England, whether for the brilliancy of its glass windows, beauty of its marbled pavements or the many-coloured pictures".
An important feature of lights in an airfield, which the tungsten halogen lamp is suited to, is the ability of the control circuit to modify the brilliancy of the lights in relation to the operating conditions; day or night, good visibility or poor.
While acknowledging that Henry had written something characterized by "a brilliancy and cleanness of effect," William bemoaned the style's circuitousness: "why won't you, just to please Brother, sit down and write a new book, with no twilight or mustiness in the plot, with great vigor and decisiveness in the action, no fencing in the dialogue, no psychological commentaries, and absolute straightness in the style?
General Manager Ralph Yirikian the volume is now at home and can add brilliancy to the exhibition.