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sheen

[shēn]
(optics)
A subdued and often iridescent or metallic glitter which approaches, but is just short of, optical reflection and which modifies the surface luster of a mineral.
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K-pop cover dance winners (from the top) Se-Eon, Sheeny and Amigo (Photos by KCC)
Recientemente, tambien se han publicado algunos trabajos que muestran una asociacion entre bajas habilidades prosodicas y dislexia (Barry, Harbodt, Cantiani, Sabisch y Zobay, 2012; Holliman, Wood y Sheeny, 2012; Jimenez-Fernandez, Gutierrez-Palma y Defior, 2014; Leong, Hamalinen, Soltesz y Goswami, 2011; Marshall, Harcourt-Brown, Ramus y van der Lely, 2009).
However, as "she went on feeling the soft, sheeny luxurious things--with both hands now.
like kike or zid, hebe and sheeny, shady all the same.
Neat piles of printed but unbound pages, piles of strawboard covers, little packets of title slips, odd hanks of the strong rust coloured binding cord, sheets of sheeny Cellophane dust jackets, paste, and scissors, and on the far side of the table, a growing pile of finished books, hot from the press, surrounded the busy publisher.
If the notion of presenting post-Minimal work alongside, say, a history of garden gnomes seems cockeyed, consider the juxtaposition of Fluxus works and photorealist painting, both of the sheeny American Robert Bechtle/ Ralph Goings variety and the harder-to-place European efforts of Gerhard Richter and Franz Gertsch (an installation view of the latter's Medici, 1971, shown towering over a pair of spectators, graced Art forum's cover).
I don't know where to begin listing the cases I've read involving hateful speech, such as a lawyer's characterization of his opponent's conduct at a deposition as "little sheeny Hebrew tricks", (69) a bankruptcy lawyer's reference to a woman counsel for the United States trustee as "office help", (70) repeated references to an attorney as "little lady," "little mouse," "young girl," and "little girl" (71) and a prosecutor's comment that he did not believe "either one of those chili-eating bastards" who were defendants in a death penalty case.
His is an oeuvre that offers the same tinny, sheeny jolt over and over again.
I told myself it would all be very glamorous, the swishing around in linen suits with sheeny hair and red-tipped nails, heels clipping against polished marble floors, uttering decisions in brisk, definitive tones.
As I go across a meadow directly toward a low rising ground this bright afternoon, I see, some fifty rods off toward the sun, the top of a Maple swamp just appearing over the sheeny russet edge of the hill, a stripe apparently twenty rods long by ten feet deep, of the most intensely brilliant scarlet, orange, and yellow, equal to any flowers or fruits, or any tints ever painted.
They fed on the black muck of our lives, their petals grew sheeny on the stink.