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haze

In ophthalmology, a clouding of vision that makes viewed objects appear smoky or indistinct. Opacification of the cornea is the cause.
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Then the night fell, changing the touch of the air, drawing a low, even haze, like a gossamer veil of blue, across the face of the country, and bringing out, keen and distinct, the smell of wood-smoke and cattle and the good scent of wheaten cakes cooked on ashes.
At intervals a couple would approach the doorway for air, and the haze no longer veiling their features, the demigods resolved themselves into the homely personalities of her own next-door neighbours.
As I brushed aside the haze and she was truly seen for the first time, she raised her head, like one caught, and gazed at me with meek affrighted eyes.
I looked and gasped, for there directly to port I saw outlined through the haze the red top of the rising sun.
It was one of those rare afternoons when all the thickness and shadow of London are changed to a kind of shining, pulsing, special atmosphere; when the smoky vapors become fluttering golden clouds, nacreous veils of pink and amber; when all that bleakness of gray stone and dullness of dirty brick trembles in aureate light, and all the roofs and spires, and one great dome, are floated in golden haze.
Mag, yer a bloomin' good-looker," he remarked, studying her face through the haze.
Two or three farmhouses were visible through the haze, but in none of them, naturally, was a light.
On the left the low-lying land stretched in a dim haze, rising here and there into a darker blur which marked the higher capes and headlands.
Besides, there was no glamour about them, no haze of romance, no promise of adventure.
The little fishing village, nestled in the cove where the sand-dunes met the harbor shore, looked like a great opal in the haze.