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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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Diagnosis: Shell discoidal, spire flat or nearly so, periphery rounded; aperture strongly descendant with reflected rim; umbilicus wide; surface rough, sculptured by raised collabral vermiform granules; lustreless, mid-brown with whitish, flake-like markings and a pale peri-umbilical band.
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.
The lustreless green and white tile floor in the kitchenette.
She draws a distinction between the view by gas lamp and the "honest noonday sun," where "the eye is lustreless, the flaming carmine distorts the mouth, the powdered skin loses its transparency, and the soft brown hair .
Elena Filipova was a poor choice for a believable Minnie; the tiny Bulgarian soprano produced clotted, squally, lustreless singing and crude, jerky acting.
The eyes were lifeless, and lustreless, and seemingly pupil-less, and I shrank involuntarily from their glassy stare to the contemplation of the thin shrunken lips.
Huysmans seems to be attacking the lustreless neutrality of much historical
Early biographies and biographical sketches have portrayed Rachel Carson as lustreless and reclusive, a woman whose unparalleled public success contrasted with a personal life that was uneventful, unhappy, lonely and unfulfilled.
Bina is a beautiful girl but with lustreless blue eyes and matted gold hair which speak of undernourishment and neglect.