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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A star easily seen by the naked eye, as opposed to a telescopic star; also, the brightest star of a constellation, or the brightest component of a double or multiple star.

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  • A small aperture in the wall, opposite the seat in which the person is placed whose profile is taken, conceals a camera lucida, which is placed in an adjoining apartment: and an assistant, by moving a point, connected by a pentagraph with the hand of the automaton, over the outline of the head, causes the figure to trace a corresponding profile.

    On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures

  • And I found that structures in the brain or drawings (ph) of the brain I could image with great vividness and then draw almost as if they had been projected by a camera lucida or something like that.

    Oliver Sacks: A Neurologist Examines 'The Mind's Eye'

  • And I found that structures in the brain or drawings of the brain I could image with great vividness and then draw almost as if they had been projected by a camera lucida or something like that.

    Oliver Sacks: A Neurologist Examines 'The Mind's Eye'

  • The camera lucida (a drawing instrument unrelated to photography) was of no assistance.

    2009 July 20 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • To be noted in the transition between the upper limit of the forest and the open páramo are the scrublands of Calamagrostis effusa, intermixed with woody shrubs of Arcytophyllum nitidum, Stevia lucida, Escallonia myrtilloides, Hesperomeles lanuginosa.

    Santa Marta páramo

  • Fox Talbot came to photography, and his production of the first photographic negative 165 years ago the picture to the left is a print from it, courtesy of Wikipedia, after using a device called a camera lucida, which superimposed a virtual image of a scene with the drawing paper in an artist's eye, enabling them to sketch the scene with help.

    The startling significance of Mr Talbot's spectacles

  • For Papanicolaou, too, this brooding, contemplative period was like a personal camera lucida that magnified and reflected old experimental themes onto new ones.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • A Japanese fish and bird painter named Hashime Murayama, a colleague from his early years at Cornell, was hired to paint watercolors of his smears using a camera lucida.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The avifauna includes golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus, scaled quail Callipepla squamata, Mexican spotted owl Strix occidentalis lucida, great horned owl Bubo virginianus, roadrunner Geococcyx californina, loggerhead shrike Lanius ludovicianus, and cave swallow Hirundo fulva of which the Cavern Natural Entrance has the largest colony in the northern hemisphere which breeds there in the summer.

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States

  • Lower down are unspoilt well watered wooded valleys containing a variety of microhabitats and trees such as white stinkwood Celtis africana, wild peach Kiggelaria africana, tree fuchsia Halleria lucida, sagewood Buddleja salvifolia and orange thorn Cassinopsis ilicifolia.

    Vredefort Dome, South Africa

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  • A patented diamond cut that created by Tiffany & Company in 1999.

    September 24, 2007