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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"I think that the crew felt it, this sort of brilliancy. And it was weird because it was the end of a long season and yet everybody was sort of chomping at the bit to keep going.
Austerity reigns on "a beach / rubbed clear of diamonds," with "frost / cracking the gravestones," building a portrait of the environment that is at once unforgiving and filled with cold brilliancy. At their best, these poems reveal the complex drama between a wild earth and its inhabitants, folding history and memory into meticulous scenes.
8 at the Dzintari Concert Hall in Jurmala with a bel canto extravaganza, where beauty of sound and performance brilliancy will be on display from Galante and the powerhouse of Latvian internationally performing vocal artists that join her.
Eight years later, in Cornish's "Stranger's Guide through Birmingham", the Union Glass Works works were highly praised as having "long enjoyed a reputation for the clearness, purity and brilliancy of its productions.
We repeat again, how much it is to be regretted that, in the prevailing theories of education, the desire to make young persons prodigies of learning, statistics, science, and mental brilliancy, have gone so far in what we are clear is a very dangerous and unwholesome direction--that is, if manly health and happiness are, as they are, first to he [sic] considered in a boy's and young man's life.
Bunched at 10 points and still in the hunt for the top purse of P400,000 were Cafe Ligbeans B, Aqua Eternal of International Master Donald Dableo, Team Larry D of IM Barlo Nadera, San Isidro Makati Chess Club, Aqua Eternal Brilliancy, Tagaytay City Chess Team of Grandmaster Darwin Laylo, Team Kalipay and Bobby Pacquiao A.
Between 12 and 1 o'clock [early Friday morning], when the display was at its full brilliancy, the quiet streets of the city resting under this strange light presented a beautiful as well as singular appearance."
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.