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lustre

1. The effect of one colour appearing to be situated behind and through another. This can occur when looking in a haploscope when it is called binocular lustre. 2. Appearance of glossiness on a metallic surface.
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As she returns to Patrol Unit, a lock of her hair--thin and drab, a lusterless mousy brown--slips down and swings timidly across her left eye, across the left lens of her mirrored wraparounds.
But I can't see anybody, except dance aficionados in desperate need of a boost to their self-esteem, going for this lusterless portrait of a midwestern ballet troupe, modeled after and featuring the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.
Especially compared to the lusterless modern rock fare pumped out on KROQ-FM (106.
They've discovered that inspirational and religious art sells well--even in a lusterless economy.
Tadasu is no Shining Prince, and "The Bridge of Dreams," with its lusterless, suburban excesses, threatens to devalue its own wrapping.
Agnes"; "Her eyes with a wide, blank, lusterless stare / Are fixed upon mine, and the strangling gold / Of her hair coils over me fold upon fold" (11.
The Opel-based L-series cars themselves are generic and lusterless but, perhaps even worse, Saturn's marketers seemingly forgot to frame them within their segment With whom did the L-cars compete?
Another symptom of deficiency is xerophthalmia (inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye), characterized by a thickened, lusterless appearance of the eyeball, accompanied by itching, reddening, and intense photophobia (light sensitivity).
It is thus that the Lilliput part of Shankar's novel impinges on the Madras part - which, by and large, is a rather lusterless narrative of political intrigue and violence culminating in the murder of Shanthamma, a trade-union leader.
Groans and moans invariably greeted important but lusterless proposals, like the growing pollution in Burgundy's canals or the prospering lace trade in Brittany.
When Connors says he loves us even if we don't love him he's thinking of a lusterless style, and doesn't really care whether Jimmy is likeable or not.
So, then: an 8 x 10 photograph, originally sepia-toned, as the fashion of the 1890s prescribed, now faded to a lusterless brown-yellow.