from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Easily understood or seen through: transpicuous motives.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Easily construed or seen through.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Transparent; pervious to the sight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Transparent; pervious to the sight.
The joy of an infant, or joy-generation, without significance to an unprofound and common mind -- how strange to see the excess of pathos in that; yet men of any (or at least of much) sensibility see in this a transpicuous masque for another form, viz., the eternal ground of sorrow in all human hearts.
Of this opinion also was _Cæsar la Galla_, whose words are these,  “The Moone doth there appeare clearest, where shee is transpicuous, not onely through the superficies, but the substance also, and there she seemes spotted, where her body is most opacous.”
778: Sent from her through the wide transpicuous aire,
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