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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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K-pop cover dance winners (from the top) Se-Eon, Sheeny and Amigo (Photos by KCC)
(44) In Kunitz's setting, the "sheeny" and the "tra, la, la" are silent, echoing only to those who know enough to hear them, but the tune remains, and the poem begins:
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).
I gazed upon the sheeny coast beyond, There where the Giant of old Time infixed The limits of his prowess, pillars high Long time erased from Earth:...
This gave me a sheeny bronze blush that was pinkish in tone, making it work in my summer or winter make-up bag.
In addition to outlining steps for a successful transition, HRC (Sheeny, 2004) has provided a manual for managers on how to work affirmatively and effectively with transsexual employees.
Though Caspar's verbalized accusations of Bernie rather than Mink or the Dane suggest that his suspicions are a matter not of sexuality but ethnicity--"the Schmatte," he calls him, "the Sheeny"--his characterization of Bernie as unethical (explicit) and queer (tacit) is more significant in what it allows Caspar.
To stud at 4 years and dam of: Eurodouble (1992 g by Double Schwartz; unplaced), Sheeny Raisin (1993 f by Double Schwartz; placed), Rapier (1994 c by Sharpo; winner), Alcazar (1995 g by Alzao; Gr1 winner), Lady of Chad (1997 f by Last Tycoon; Gr1 winner), Pelagia (1998 f by Lycius; placed 4th once, dam of Gr2-placed Upper Hand), Aqaba (1999 f by Lake Coniston; placed), Danzig River (2001 g by Green Desert; winner).
Sommers smiles 'lust as if she had been asked to inspect a tiara of diamonds with the ultimate view of purchasing it." However, as "she went on feeling the soft, sheeny luxurious things--with both hands now....
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).
His is an oeuvre that offers the same tinny, sheeny jolt over and over again.