white body

white body

[′wīt ‚bäd·ē]
(physics)
A hypothetical substance whose surface absorbs no electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength, that is, one which exhibits zero absorptivity for all wavelengths.
References in classic literature ?
The peeled white body of the beheaded whale flashes like a marble sepulchre; though changed in hue, it has not perceptibly lost anything in bulk.
Immediately after him came a white body, but this one alighted erect.
The water was deep, but she lifted her white body and reached out with a long, sweeping stroke.
She had not time to run, but she did what answered just as well; she promptly drew a lithe young willow bough athwart her white body with one hand, and then contemplated us with a simple and untroubled interest.
His neatly shaped white body was covered with regular bars of dark brown, and his hoofs were delicate as those of a deer.
A bonita struck at his white body, and he laughed aloud.
Why, man, there are horrors in store for that little white body of hers
The bodies of at least 31 African migrants carried back to land in white body bags after their boat sank off Libya's western coast.
Irving appeared at the short hearing on Monday afternoon wearing her hair tied back and a white body warmer and dark jeans.
Unlike the self-centeredness elicited by ontological investigations of whiteness, Ahmed's phenomenological approach, with its emphasis on the surroundings, allows the white body to be apprehended as "a body at home": a body that acts freely upon a space that it occupies (2007, 156).
It is available with a black body colour with white roof and door-mirrors, or a white body with black roof and door-mirrors.