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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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66 % of total shell height; spire profile cyrtoconoid; columella reflected, umbilicus narrow; sculptured by microscopic axial riblets and even finer spiral threads; lustreless, mauve-brown, paler apically.
Helps to repair fragile, fissured and lustreless fingernails
I awoke in the midsummer not-to-call night, I in the white and the walk of the morning: The moon, dwindled and thinned to the fringe i of a finger-nail held to the candle, Or paring of paradisaical fruit, i lovely in waning but lustreless, Stepped from the stool, drew back from the barrow, I of dark Maenefa the mountain; A cusp still clasped him, a fluke yet fanged him, I entangled him, not quit utterly.
Typically there are skin lesions (pigmented or depigmented areas with or without ulceration), scanty lustreless hair, an enlarged fatty liver, loss of interest in the surroundings, and loss of appetite.
4) That Cassandra must go first is significant as well; before she is led away, Garnier expands greatly on two sententias from his model Euripides to the effect that "The Trojans have the glory that is loveliest: they died for their own country" (Trojan Women 386-7) and "Though surely the wise man will forever shrink from war, / yet if war come, the hero's death will lay a wreath not lustreless on the city" (Trojan Women 400-2).
When you see a mangy stray dog, one eye clogged up with doggy sleep, fur matted and lustreless, and stinking like a skunk in a slurry pit, well that stray dog is the canine equivalent of this house.
His Titania (Amanda Harris), all disarranged hair and lustreless costume, reminded me of a character in Footballers' Wives .
It lies flat, loses its style quickly, it's too heavy and is lustreless each of which is depressing and demoralising in its own way.
Elena Filipova was a poor choice for a believable Minnie; the tiny Bulgarian soprano produced clotted, squally, lustreless singing and crude, jerky acting.
Bina is a beautiful girl but with lustreless blue eyes and matted gold hair which speak of undernourishment and neglect.
5 mm), thin and fragile, lenticular to globose, olive-green to brown, frequently with irregular darker axial bands, but lacking spiral colour pattern; apical surface sculptured with close-set axial riblets, usually lustreless, base smoother and more glossy; peristome interrupted in parietal region; outer lip thin with membranous periostracal fringe, sometimes slightly thickened basally; umbilicus open, width variable; protoconch of [+ or -] 1.