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- n. transparency; lucidity; clarity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being pellucid; transparency; translucency; clearness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. same as pellucidness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. passing light without diffusion or distortion
- n. free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
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To be moist, muddy, rumpled and smeared, when by the very nature of your position it is your duty to be clear-starched up to the pellucidity of crystal, to be spotless as the lily, to be crisp as the ivy-leaf, and as clear in complexion as a rose, — is it not, O gentle readers, felt to be a disgrace?
I'd even managed to stop it translating what the occasional patronizing mugull would ask me every time I stopped to gape at some extraordinary sight, as "Is one's discombobulation requiring pellucidity?"
Diaphaneity, the noun form of diaphanous, is unfamiliar, and pellucidity could be confused with Pell grants.
The style, however, was pithy, and in writing that is the first Christian grace -- no, I forgot, it is the second; pellucidity is the first.
To be moist, muddy, rumpled and smeared, when by the very nature of your position it is your duty to be clear-starched up to the pellucidity of crystal, to be spotless as the lily, to be crisp as the ivy-leaf, and as clear in complexion as a rose, -- is it not, O gentle readers, felt to be a disgrace?
Lid originally made of mere opaque board, but changed latterly into a light frame, covered (_glazed_, so to speak) with entrails of animals, clarified into something of pellucidity.
And the other the post-remote effect; as the renewed pellucidity of the cornea; and thus six links of causation may be expressed in words.
The same analogy may be used to explain the whiteness of the hair of old people, which loses its pellucidity along with its moisture.
The Hydrocele is known by a tumor of the scrotum, which is without pain, gradually produced, with fluctuation, and a degree of pellucidity, when a candle is held behind it; it is the most simple incysted dropsy, as it is not in general complicated with other diseases, as ascites with schirrous liver, and hydrocephalus internus, with general debility.
The red colour is owing to the pellucidity of the newly formed vessels, and as the arterial parts of them are probably formed before their correspondent venous parts.