brilliancy


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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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Long lines of dull brick houses were only relieved by the coarse glare and tawdry brilliancy of public houses at the corner.
Even when she did not talk she seemed to inspire others to brilliancy.
Nicholl, as an economical man, put out the gas, now useless, and whose brilliancy prevented any observation of the inter-planetary space.
The black curtain of the firmament in reality heightened the moon's brilliancy, which in this void of ether unfavorable to diffusion did not eclipse the neighboring stars.
The first ray of light which illumines the gloom, and converts into a dazzling brilliancy that obscurity in which the earlier history of the public career of the immortal Pickwick would appear to be involved, is derived from the perusal of the following entry in the Transactions of the Pickwick Club, which the editor of these papers feels the highest pleasure in laying before his readers, as a proof of the careful attention, indefatigable assiduity, and nice discrimination, with which his search among the multifarious documents confided to him has been conducted.
Commenting on the songs he collected, he writes: 'They are simply homely ditties such as were sung by the humbler classes in England round the fireside of farm kitchens or at the plough tail, and the little wit or brilliancy they may possess must not be judged by a very high standard.
The interlinings available for this process have been selected with the greatest care to achieve an optimum result in terms of handle and brilliancy of colors.
th] Anniversary of the Soul Beach Music Festival hosted by Aruba are nine-time Grammy nominee megastar Charlie Wilson, Saturday headliner, and Grammy nominated superstar Trey Songz, Sunday headliner, both illustrious music artists, sure to light up the Caribbean sky with melodic brilliancy and stellar main stage concert performances Memorial Day weekend, May 20-25.
As I ponder Chesterton's words of the brilliancy of Christmas breaking upon a frozen, ordinary winter day what immediately springs to my mind is the marvellous feeling of Christmas morning when we were children.
In the Persian poetry, Rokham used as metaphor and refers to the impudence because its brilliancy as most poets consider it as the unclean thing and they believe that if it becomes dirty, it won't be clean.
Grow them in the sun for brilliancy of color or in the shade because you can enjoy them anywhere.
Excellent light fastness, heat and migration resistance, brilliancy and exact dosing properties can be achieved with these pigments.