“A new technique for generating really light-absorbing black tints is advancing telescope manufacture.”
“The translucent and shining waters of the calm sea covered fragments of old Roman villas, which were interlaced by sea-weed, and received diamond tints from the chequering of the sun-beams; the blue and pellucid element was such as Galatea might have skimmed in her car of mother of pearl; or Cleopatra, more fitly than the Nile, have chosen as the path of her magic ship.”
“Their ideas have to a large extent been experimentally verified and they have in tints way laid the foundation for important technical developments.”
“Atmosphere, that whimsical artist, transforms the already brilliant world by clothing things in tints other than their own.”
“It is star-shaped, in tints of white, blue, and purple, with full rich stamens and anthers of warmer red-purple, the petals on the back delicately veined in each variety with fine lines of faint green.”
“It was an old stone house on the Borders, and seemed to have got its tints from the grey skies that hung above it.”
“The tints are a mixture of white, yellow, and pink, inclining to purple; these are variously disposed on a dark green ground.”
“It may be proper here to mention those other pigments, known as tints, which, being the result of the experience of accredited masters in their peculiar modes of practice, serve to facilitate the progress of their amateur pupils, while they are more or less eligible for artists.”
“He ran on and on for some time without thinking much about this, so interested was he in observing the lamps and the pretty way in which the tints were arranged; but after a while he began to find it a little monotonous, especially when he noticed that at long intervals the colours repeated themselves, the succession of shades beginning again from time to time.”
“Color values are loosely called tints and shades, but the terms are frequently misapplied.”
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