Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In entomology, yellow and semi-transparent with a glassy luster, as the ocelli of certain insects and the eyes of some spiders.
- adj. Resembling topaz, especially in colour
“I cry out again, for the way is long, and the sun sinking, -- sinking in the softest imaginable glow of topazine light.”
“Vapours enchant the distances, bathing peaks in bewitchments of blue and grey of a hundred tones, transforming naked cliffs to amethyst, stretching spectral gauzes across the topazine morning, magnifying the splendour of noon by effacing the horizon, filling the evening with smoke of gold, bronzing the waters, banding the sundown with ghostly purple and green of nacre.”
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