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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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Allan at the manse, knelt sweetly by her open window in a great sheen of moonshine and murmured a prayer of gratitude and aspiration that came straight from her heart.
The Winkie Country was really beautiful, and across the fields they could see afar the silvery sheen of the tin castle.
Presently he observed that the sheen of the two deck dead- lights of Mr.
He entered swiftly but without noise and found himself in the dark part of the saloon, the strong sheen of the lamp on the other side of the curtains visible only above the rod on which they ran.
The soft padding of unseen feet, the rustling of leaves and grasses to the passage of fierce beasts, the sheen of opalesque eyes flaming through the dark, the million sounds which proclaimed the teeming life that one might hear and scent, though seldom see, constituted the appeal of the nocturnal jungle to Tarzan.
Presently the ruddy sheen of a great fire filtered through the foliage to him ahead, and when Tarzan came to a halt in the trees near it, he saw a party of half a dozen black warriors huddled close to the blaze.
AUSTRALIA'S national coach Tim Sheens has agreed to take up the role of director of rugby of Salford, Merseyside-based owner Marwan Koukash has revealed.
AUSTRALIA coach Tim Sheens insists New Zealand are the favourites for this year's Rugby League World Cup.
'People were passing us at the party, going, 'Oh look, the Sheens!'
Charlie Sheen was sued by his ex-girlfriend on Thursday for exposing her to HIV by having unprotected sex without telling her he was HIV positive. This was not the first time Sheen has been sued over his HIV positive status.
Fulton Sheen has been suspended by the Vatican "for the foreseeable future." For readers too young to remember, Fulton Sheen is perhaps the greatest evangelist in American Catholic history, spending decades spreading the teaching of the Catholic Church through radio and television broadcasts.
Another day and some more Charlie Sheen news surfaces.