Her fur was lustrous and her nose looked like black velvet.
His eyes were large and lustrous, his nose rather long and his countenance bright and cheerful."
A similar story appears in the Book of Enoch, and Tertullian has much to say about the wicked angels who revealed to men the knowledge of gold and silver, of lustrous stones, and of the power of herbs, and who introduced the arts of astrology and magic upon the earth.
Plumbic acid, Pb0(OH) 21 is obtained as a bluish-black, lustrous body of electrolysing an alkaline solution of lead sodium tartrate.
It forms black lustrous crystals, or when quickly condensed, a dark green crystalline powder.
At large few European birds possess greater beauty, the pure white of its scapulars and inner web of the flight-feathers contrasting vividly with the deep glossy black on the rest of its body and wings, while its long tail is lustrous with green, bronze, and purple reflections.
It forms a lustrous, nearly black crystalline mass, composed of minute rhombohedra.
From this period date most of the specimens best known outside Japan cleverly modelled figures of mythological beings and animals covered with lustrous variegated glazes, the general colors being grey or buff, with tints of green, chocolate, brown and sometimes blue.
It is not possible to enumerate here even the principal styles of ishime, but mention may be made of the zara-maki (broad-cast), in which the surface is finely but irregularly pitted after the manner of the face of a stone; the nashi-ji (pear-ground), in which we have a surface like the rind of a pear; the hari-ishime (needle ishime), where the indentations are so minute that they seem to have been made with the point of a needle; the gama-ishime, which is intended to imitate the skin of a toad; the tsuya-ishime, produced with a chisel sharpened so that its traces have a lustrous appearance; the ore-liuchi (broken-tool), a peculiar kind obtained with a jagged tool; and the gozam, which resembles the plaited surface of a fine straw mat.
This is effected by stirring the molten metal with a pole of green wood (" poling "); the products which arise from the combustion and distillation of the wood reduce the oxide to metal, and if the operation be properly conducted " tough-pitch " copper, soft, malleable and exhibiting a lustrous silky fracture, is obtained.
The wood is white, tinged with yellow or red, of fine grain, and works to a smooth lustrous surface remarkably free from knots.
These seeds, the linseed of commerce, are of a lustrous brown colour externally, and a compressed and elongated oval form, with a slight beak or projection at one extremity.
mohair, Iceland, or even from lustrous English wool.
120-127) has obtained it in lustrous hexagonal crystals by electrolysing the double fluoride of beryllium and sodium or potassium with an excess of Crystal of beryl.
Subsequently the hard top hairs are taken out as in the case of otters and beavers and the whole thoroughly cleaned in the revolving drums. The close underwool, which is of a slightly wavy nature and mostly of a pale drab colour, is then dyed by repeated applications of a rich dark brown colour, one coat after another, each being allowed to thoroughly dry before the next is put on, till the effect is almost a lustrous black on the top. The whole is again put through the cleaning process and evenly reduced in thickness by revolving emery wheels, and eventually finished off in the palest buff colour.
Calvin was of middle stature; his complexion was somewhat pallid and dark; his eyes, to the latest clear and lustrous, bespoke the acumen of his genius.
Almost beardless, and with thin eyebrows, they had on their heads thick, black, lustrous hair, which neither fell off nor turned grey until extreme old age.
The metal as obtained in this process is lustrous and takes a polish, does not melt in the oxyhydrogen flame, but liquefies in the electric arc, and is not affected by air at ordinary temperatures.
In other respects the Hirado factories do not produce wares nearly so beautiful as those manufactured there between 1759 and 1840, when the Hirado-yakz stood at the head of all Japanese porcelain on account of its pure, close-grained pate, its lustrous milk-white glaze, and the soft clear blue of its carefully executed decoration.
A piece of wrought iron, or mild steel or copper, if torn asunder shows long lustrous fibres, resembling a bundle of threads in appearance.
The principal supply is in West Rutland, Proctor and Pittsford; this, the "Rutland marble," is a duller, less lustrous white, and of a greater durability than the Carrara marble, and is used largely for monuments and statuary.
Fancy cotton goods are of great variety, and many of them have trade names that are used temporarily or occasion produced on the surface of the cloth by needles placed in a sliding frame; lustre, a light dress material with a lustrous face sometimes made with a cotton warp and woollen weft; zephyr, a light, coloured dress material usually in small patterns; bobbinnet, a machine-made fabric, originally an imitation of lace made with bobbins on a pillow.
Phosphorus tetroxide, P204, was obtained by Thorpe and Tutton by heating the product of the limited combustion of phosphorus in vacuo as a sublimate of transparent, highly lustrous, orthorhombic crystals.
They lose their facile cleavage and become hard, dark-coloured, slightly lustrous rocks, which have a splintery character or break into small cuboidal fragments.
The calcium salt, CaN 2 O 2.4H 2 O, formed by the action of calcium chloride on the silver salt in the presence of a small quantity of nitric acid, is a lustrous crystalline powder, almost insoluble in water but readily soluble in dilute acids.
They are soft and lustrous, with a peculiarly smooth feel, and though often confounded with mica-schists may be distinguished by their richness in magnesia; many of them contain tremolite or actinolite; others have residual grains of olivine or augite; and here also every gradation can be found between the unmodified igneous types and the perfectly metamorphic schists.
By exposure to sunlight, either alone or dissolved in ether or ligroin, it gives lustrous orange plates of diferrononacarbonyl, Fe2(CO)3.
The fleece is moderately short, the wool being of close, fine, lustrous fibre, without any tendency to mat.
Though part of the plumage in many sun-birds gleams with metallic lustre, they owe much of their beauty to feathers which are not lustrous, though almost as vivid,' and the most wonderful combination of the brightest colours - scarlet, purple, blue, green and yellow - is often seen in one and the same bird.
They are naturally exceedingly light in weight, and those that are of an even pattern, possessing a lustrous sheen, are costly.
Pure lead isa feebly lustrous bluishwhite metal, endowed with a characteristically high degree of softness and plasticity, and almost entirely devoid of elasticity.
Their pdle was close and well-manufactured pottery, varying in color from dark brown to russet, and covered with thick, lustrous glazes black, amber-brown, chocolate and yellowish grey.
Its diaphanous, pearl-grey glaze, uniform, lustrous and finely crackled, overlying encaustic decoration in white slip, the fineness of its warm reddish pate, and the general excellence of its technique, have always commanded admiration.
They still manufacture quantities of tea and coffee sets, and dinner or dessert services of red-and-gold porcelain for foreign markets; but about 1885 some of them made zealous and patient efforts to revert to the processes that won so much fame for the old Kutaniyaki, with its grand combinations of rich, lustrous, soft-toned glazes.
The different qualities of " waste," of which there are many, vary in colour from a rich yellow to a creamy white; the chief producing countries being China, Japan, India, Italy, France and the countries in the Near East; and the best-known qualities are: steam wastes, from Canton; knubs, from China and from Italy and other Western countries; frisons, from various sources; wadding and blaze, Shanghai; china, Hangchow; and Nankin buttons; Indian and Szechuen wastes; punjum, the most lustrous of wastes; China curlies; Japan wastes, known by such terms as kikai, ostue, &c.; French, Swiss, Italian, China, Piedmont, Milan, &c. There are yellow wastes from Italy, and many more far too numerous to mention.
Recently prepared fibre is always stronger, more lustrous, softer and whiter than such as has been stored for some time - age and exposure rendering it brown in colour and harsh and brittle in quality.
The poet and the statesman showed their kinship by the " dark, deep-set and lustrous eyes " that impressed one who met either of these uncommon men.
They did not, indeed, achieve their ideal, but they did succeed in producing some exquisitely lustrous glazes of the, tlamb type, rich transparent brown passing into claret color, with flecks or streaks of white and clouds of iron dust.
cocktail shaker, olives, jigger, etc all in a lustrous silver finish.
lustrous beauty with timeless elegance, pearls are a unique gift that can be treasured forever.
lustrous eyes beamed with unwonted fire.
lustrous, dark green leaves.
The visual effect of glass luster is also close to bichrome luster, in that it is not very lustrous.
once lustrous, it framed a strong-looking face, a determined jaw and eyes which somehow reflected the man's extraordinary intelligence.
The pelage consists of a dense, soft, matted under fur, mixed with long, stiff, lustrous hairs on all parts of the body and tail.
With golden comb so lustrous, And thereby a song sings, It has a tone so wondrous, That powerful melody rings.
lustrous silver sheen.
lustrous silver finish.
Stannic sulphide, SnS 2, is obtained by heating a mixture of tin (or, better, tin amalgam), sulphur and sal-ammoniac in proper proportions in the beautiful form of aurum musivum (mosaic gold) - a solid consisting of golden yellow, metallic lustrous scales, and used chiefly as a yellow "bronze" for plaster-of-Paris statuettes, &c. The yellow precipitate of stannic sulphide obtained by adding sulphuretted hydrogen to a stannic solution readily dissolves in solutions of the alkaline sulphides to form thiostannates of the formula M 2 SnS 31 the free acid, H2SnS3, may be obtained as an almost black powder by drying the yellow precipitate formed when hydrochloric acid is added to a solution of a thiostannate.
The iodaurates, correspond to the chlorand bromaurates; the potassium salt, KAuI 4, forms highly lustrous, intensely black, four-sided prisms.
Some of the feathers of the straw-coloured throat and cheeks partake of the same structure, but in a less degree, while the subterminal part of the lamina is of a lustrous pearly-white.
The general ` brown' has a greyish cast, as far as the under fur is concerned, and is overlaid with rich lustrous blackish-brown in places where the long bristly hairs prevail.
In past times Leicester blood was extensively employed in the improvement or establishment of other longwool breeds of sheep. The Leicester, as seen now, has a white wedge-shaped face, the forehead covered with wool; thin mobile ears; neck full towards the trunk, short and level with the back; width over the shoulders and through the heart; a full broad breast; fine clean legs standing well apart; deep round barrel and great depth of carcass; firm flesh, springy pelt, and pink skin, covered with fine, curly, lustrous wool.
Bought artichoke (rather larger than mine) in arjuna; cook it; pleasant to eat and the " petals " look lustrous.
The set of 6 miniature designs include a cocktail shaker, olives, jigger, etc all in a lustrous silver finish.
Silver Somali - The base coat of this variety is silvery white giving a lustrous silver sheen.
svelte lines converge with rounded corners, harmoniously melding its lustrous front with the brushed aluminum rear cabinet.
The resulting surface is usually duller and less lustrous than that obtained by the use of molten zinc. Another method of forming a coating of zinc, known as "sherardizing," was invented by Sherard CowperColes, who found that metals embedded in zinc dust (a product obtained in zinc manufacture and consisting of metallic zinc mixed with a certain amount of zinc oxide) and heated to temperatures well below the melting point of zinc, become coated with a layer of that metal.
As an artificial product, graphite is well known as dark lustrous scales in grey pig-iron, and in the "kish" of iron furnaces: it is also produced artificially on a large scale, together with .carborundum, in the electric furnace (see below).
It combines violently with sulphur at 160Ã‚° to form phosphorus sulphoxide, P406S4, which forms highly lustrous tetragonal plates (after sublimation), melting at 102Ã‚° and boiling at 295Ã‚°; it is decomposed by water .into sulphuretted hydrogen and metaphosphoric acid, the latter changing on standing into orthophosphoric acid.
If this substance be heated in ethereal solution to 50Ã‚°, it deposits lustrous dark-green tablets of ferrotetracarbonyl, Fe(CO) 4, very stable at ordinary temperatures, but decomposing at 140Ã‚°-150Ã‚° into iron and carbon monoxide (J.
Our kitchen had a lustrous plain oak table and chairs with wooden back rests pierced with hearts and raffia woven seats.
Svelte lines converge with rounded corners, harmoniously melding its lustrous front with the brushed aluminum rear cabinet.
Empire Pewter Patrick Henry Mint Julep Cup - Named after the famous American patriot, this simple, lustrous cup is crafted with non-tarnishing polished pewter.
These hardwoods are hand carved, sanded, burnished and stained to a lustrous finish that is low maintenance, yet extremely beautiful.
The result is stronger, softer more lustrous yarns that accept color with the greatest clarity.
Use cherry for a subtle grain that will enhance but not compete with carvings, and a finish that is deep and lustrous.
A quality hardwood bowl, like one made of teak, polishes to a lustrous finish that will rival the twinkling lights on your Christmas tree.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon - This neutral pink gives lips a slightly pink, bare look.
Vegetarians often have lustrous hair because they eat fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, walnuts, almonds and sunflower seeds, all of which are important for hair health.
Good digestion also results in a more youthful looking appearance, with clear, smooth skin, lustrous hair, strong nails and a general glow.
Bridal satin, also known as duchess satin, is a high quality, lustrous material made from silk or acetate.
Owners testify that once dry, even balding coats have been restored and are now full and lustrous.
It is evergreen, foliage is handsome, each leaf 3 to 6 inches long, leathery, and of a lustrous dark green.
The Hardy Sarcococcas (Sarcococca) - Are neat and pleasing evergreen shrubs possessed of but a modest flower beauty, though of more than ordinary value, because of their suitability to shaded positions and their rich green lustrous foliage.
S. ruscifolia is 2 feet or more high, of dark lustrous green, flowers milk-white, fragrant, and vieing with the Alexandrian Laurel for its utility in the cut state.
The foliage, as graceful as a Fern, is of a deep, lustrous green, and silvery white beneath.
It has huge heads of pale, lustrous, mauve-colored flowers.
The lustrous white flowers are of a peculiarly delicate texture, the petals somewhat transparent, and yet enduring in a good state for days; their fragrance is delicate.
Nacre is made of two substances, aragonite -- which is translucent, giving the pearl its beautiful lustrous appearance and conchiolin -- which acts as a glue holding the layers of aragonite together.
As news of the lustrous rich chocolate pearls of the Ballerina Pearl Company spread, questions arose as to whether or not they were natural cultured pearls or Tahitian black pearls colored by irradiation treatments or dyes.
Unlike the lustrous shades of chocolate colored pearls, natural brown pearls are a warm black-brown color and sometimes have a very slight coppery colored overtone.
They are colorfast and retain their bright lustrous appearance; just machine wash and dry.
Sateen is a lustrous textile, which gives this style a buttery hand and soft, luxurious sheen.
This natural fiber is stronger than cotton and has a stiffer feel and a more lustrous look.
If you desire long and lustrous straight black hair styles, remember that there is no miracle pill for hair growth and that every process to which you subject your hair has an impact on it.
Although its effects are not permanent, henna also coats and conditions the hair cuticle resulting in a thick lustrous feel.
Coating the hair cuticle after a perm procedure will aid in promoting shiny, lustrous locks.
If you're not endowed with amazing, lustrous, bouncy hair, chances are you've developed a close relationship with a hair dryer and styling iron to provide you with premeditated waves and flawlessly smooth hair.
Allow your hair to stand out just enough that it earns a few compliments (you'll never tire of hearing just how lustrous your locks look!) but doesn't detract from the rest of your ensemble.
Paris Hilton's hair is often seen close-cropped and choppy one day, and long and lustrous the next!
With many design options and hair styles suitable for pearls, any bride can wear these lustrous gems on her wedding day.
Thus, approaching the nutritional and potential supplementation angle just for hair concerns is not a winner; what good does lustrous hair do if you get sick, develop a skin condition, or any other deficit effects?
With that type of quality inherent in every exclusive piece, such lustrous gems truly make an impression to last forever.
Silver is a lustrous metal, but in addition to being attractive, it is extremely versatile for Celtic rings.
Silver Engagement Rings: Silver is a gorgeous metal that is often overlooked for engagement rings, though it is less expensive and just as stunning as more lustrous white metals such as white gold and platinum.
These cream-colored shoes feature lustrous satin accented by a row of asymmetrical ruffles along the strap.
Luna: Those who prefer the reliability and endless comfort of flats will adore Luna, a dazzling ballet flat made of lustrous leather.
Lustrous steel tank case comfortably fits the contours of the wrist.
From lustrous golden-toned details to clean and stark stainless steel, Gucci packs a healthy dose of fun into every trinket watch in its esteemed collection.
Carat White Gold, GD1668: A lustrous mother-of-pearl dial surrounded by a case and patterned bracelet fashioned from shimmering white gold elevates this watch into the realm of high fashion.
The Skagen ceramic timepieces sport a rich, lustrous appearance while housing top-notch technical features.
This is a common first reaction people experience when they take in the high gloss finish of this lustrous timepiece.
Lustrous, glossy and sexy, it demands attention.
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