soft rays

soft rays

x-rays of relatively long wavelength and slight penetrability.
References in classic literature ?
Soon, however, the entire town was wrapped in slumber; a feeble light still glimmered in Madame's apartment, which looked out upon the square, and the soft rays from the expiring lamp seemed to be the image of the calm sleep of a young girl, hardly yet sensible of life's anxieties, and in whom the flame of existence sinks placidly as sleep steals over the body.
The single dorsal fin has spines and supplemental soft rays.
Pectoral fin shorter than head and pelvic fin reduced or absent with one spine and five soft rays, caudal fin forked, one or two lateral lines.
As I lay on a poolside bed, I could hear birds chirping and feel the soft rays of the morning sun streaming in through the bamboo strips on top.
Colour in life of males: body yellow shading yellow white on abdomen; 5 irregular red orange bands; dorsal fin yellow, spinous portion, dusky spots on outer part, black on the first membrane, a central lavender band becoming black toward soft rays, soft portion with a black central band abruptly translucent posteriorly, anal fin yellow, soft portion with a broad lavender black central band becoming narrower on the spinous part.
The soft rays of an early November sun flood up the street catching the stonework of the buildings and glinting off windows.
longipes, such as having 9 instead of 11 dorsal soft rays, 11 instead of 13 anal soft rays, and a caudal fin of unusual shape.
A small (48-56), robust species of Opistognathus with the following combination of features: Upper jaw sexually dimorphic, maxilla of males longer and with two dark stripes on inner lining; dorsal-fin soft rays, 16 or 17, anal-fin spines III; oblique scale rows in longitudinal series 81-94; gill rakers on lower limb of first arch 22-25; five wide dusky bars overlain with diffuse spotting on body, a faint non-ocellated oval blotch in spinous dorsal between spines 4 and 7; anterior nostril with an unbranched club-shaped cirrus; buccal pigmentation; a large orbit (2.
Soft rays reached through the dense, cathedral-high canopy and lit portions of the trail ahead with hemlock-filtered sunlight.
Other diagnostic features include 13 dorsal soft rays, 14 anal soft rays, first dorsal fin relatively short with no elongate rays, 51-55 longitudinal scales, 17-18 predorsal scales, and a lanceolate caudal fin.
Counts of fin spines are given in Roman and soft rays in Arabic numerals.