It is remarkable for the whiteness of the bark.
In the whiteness of its fur also, it shows such an assimilation in colour to that of surrounding nature as must be of considerable service in concealing it from its prey.
Pliny speaks of the whiteness of its linen, and the productiveness of its vines is mentioned.
albus, white), "whiteness," a word used principally in astronomy for the degree of reflected light; the light of the sun which is reflected from the moon is called the .albedo of the moon.
With the gas in excess a heavy lurid flame emitting dense volumes of smoke results, whilst if it be driven out in a sufficiently thin sheet, it burns with a flame of intense brilliancy and almost perfect whiteness, by the light of which colours can be judged as well as they can by daylight.
And therefore, that the composition of whiteness be perfect, care must be taken, that none of the colours fall besides the Lens."
Zirconia, when heated to whiteness, remains unfused, and radiates a fine white light, which suggested its utilization for making incandescent gas mantles; and, in the form of disks, as a substitute for the lime-cylinders ordinarily employed in "limelight."
There was a lingering smell of wood smoke in the night air and all earlier efforts at shoveling the walkway and stairs were lost in the smooth swirls of new fallen whiteness.
The late night storm had blown Wednesday's hazy whiteness east to New Jersey and the Atlantic beyond, leaving in its place a high pressure system, a sky painted deep blue and patched with just enough puffy clouds for contrast.
At four or five months they are lovely, as generally they retain their baby whiteness, which contrasts well with their almost black ears, deep-brown markings, and blue eyes."
When the waters evaporate in the summer they leave a clay bed of remarkable hardness, which is sometimes encrusted with saline matter of a snowy whiteness and dazzles the eyes of the traveller.
The lapis specularis of Pliny, scattered over the Circus Maximus to produce a shining whiteness, was probably mica.
He upbraids Roscellinus, for example, because he was unable to conceive whiteness apart from its existence in something white.
It differed from Imari-yaki in the milky whiteness and Nabeshima.
6 5, p. 3 2 5) obtained the metal by passing melted potash down a clay tube containing iron turnings or wire heated to whiteness, and Caradau (ibid.
Their hair is dark brown or black, straight, wavy or curly; the beard is thin, the face broad, the profile not prominent, the eyes large and expressive, the nose somewhat flattened, the lips thick, the teeth excellent in shape and of a pearly whiteness.
In this animal the long hairs (which form the pile) become white at their extremities, and in some of them this whiteness extends through their whole length.
It is not clear from Welch's account what is the cause of the whiteness of the tips of the hairs of the autumn coat, but his figures suggest that it is due to the development of gas in the interspaces between the keratin bridges and trabeculae of the hairs.
In this event, the whiteness of the tips will be due to the scattering or irregular reflexion of the incident rays of light from the surface of the numerous gas bubbles.
The Pagophila is the so-called ivory-gull, P. eburnea, names which hardly do justice to the extreme whiteness of its plumage, to which its jet-black legs offer a strong contrast.
This process was chiefly used for silver work, on account of the vivid contrast between the whiteness of the silver and the darkness of the niello.
These waters are frequently impregnated with alkali or salt, and on evaporating leave upon the bed of the lake a thin encrustation of snowy whiteness.
The addition of even three parts of copper to one of silver does not quite obliterate the whiteness of the noble metal.
During the wet season the valleys often contain ephemeral lakes, whose waters on evaporating leave a playa, or mud flat, often covered with an alkaline encrustation of snowy whiteness.
If at that distance you intercept this light with a sheet of white paper, you will see the colours converted into whiteness again by being mingled.
" But it is requisite, that the Prisme and Lens be placed steddy, and that the paper, on which the colours are cast be moved to and fro; for, by such motion, you will not only find, at what distance the whiteness is most perfect but also see, how the colours gradually convene, and vanish into whiteness, and afterwards having crossed one another in that place where they compound Whiteness, are again dissipated and severed, and in an inverted order retain the same colours, which they had before they entered the composition.
You may also see, that, if any of the Colours at the Lens be intercepted, the Whiteness will be changed into the other colours.
Among the other products we must notice the marble - both that of Pentelicus, which afforded a material of unrivalled purity and whiteness for building the Athenian temples, and the blue marble of Hymettus - the trabes Hymettiae of Horace - which used to be transported to Rome for the construction of palaces.
But these are now known to be nothing more than spots of unusual whiteness, and if any active volcano exists it is yet to be discovered.
The brood of bees, when healthy, lies in the combs in compact masses, the larvae being plump and of a pearly whiteness, and when quite young curled up on their sides at the base of the cells.
Thus he maintained that there must be blackness as well as whiteness in snow; how otherwise could it be turned into dark water?
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9 Good frankincense, Pliny tells us, is recognized by its whiteness, size,.
authority beyond whiteness.
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Community members articulate hybridity discourses as an alternative to those that assert an assimilative whiteness.
dither around trying to find the thing you think you see in the blinding whiteness of the paper.
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In extreme cases, a non-toxic bleaching agent can be employed to restore the whiteness of rug fringes.
gesso ground enables light to reflect back from the whiteness of the surface to give a luminous quality.
Although it lacked the whiteness and strength of hard paste porcelain, soft paste porcelain, soft paste was cheaper to produce.
Invention of whiteness to the people a decent pique.
The shining whiteness occurs often in the Enoch literature.
The base support and silver halide crystal control technology work together to produce improved whiteness, highlight and shadow depth qualities.
Many toothpastes claim to improve the whiteness of teeth as well as freshening breath.
In my work you will see whiteness beneath the opacity of the broadest shadow.
A combination of original Deco and modern chrome lighting fixtures adorned the Heavenly open plan environment, further enhancing the stark whiteness.
He beheld in a vision an aged man in garments of dazzling whiteness.
When I got in Greece I felt really weird in my pure whiteness.
This top of the range fine white watercolor paper possesses a natural whiteness.
The dense fog clears slowly, then whips away to reveal a wall of stark, dazzling whiteness.
Out of the swirling whiteness appeared the sign that we had seen on so many photos of: the summit beacon.
Possessing qualities of intense whiteness, translucency and strength, make it very seductive material to work with.
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Staged on two levels, Heaven (upstairs) offered an almost ethereal quality of snow blinding whiteness.
Chair with your on a former employe but all families son Fowler's whiteness.
whiteness of fresh snow.
whiteness of porcelain gives a good ground for the application of glazes without affecting the colors unlike a normal stoneware body.
whiteness of the paper.
whiteness of the teeth in his smile.
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He rose, took Prince Andrew by the arm, and went to meet a tall, bald, fair man of about forty with a large open forehead and a long face of unusual and peculiar whiteness, who was just entering.
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The filth of the stable is confounded with the whiteness of fresh snow.
The whiteness of porcelain gives a good ground for the application of glazes without affecting the colors unlike a normal stoneware body.
You could see the sparkle in his eye and the whiteness of the teeth in his smile.
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The whiteness of the color will brighten the space while showing off the carving and formal design.
A heavy duty white face cream set with a translucent powder will ensure your whiteness lasts all evening.
The whiteness of the tile and the linens spoke to its cleanliness - a sparkling white bathroom was sterile in the best sense.
This whiteness is called "flashiness" and it often extends onto the shoulders and face.
This has few or no perfect flowers, the whole truss consisting of the more showy barren ones, which makes it much more rounded, and, together with the pure whiteness of the flowers, has led to its being popularly known as the Snowball Tree.
Of Leeds' Silver Star forms the best are exquisite on good sandy soils, and their whiteness, delicate purity, and grace render them most acceptable as cut flowers.
L. formosa is beautiful at all seasons, even in the depth of winter, owing to the color of its foliage, which is as green as the Holly; and it bears spikes of flowers of snowy whiteness like some delicate Orchid.
Its very large leaves are like those of the Loquat, and are of silvery whiteness.
Snow Wreath (Neviusia Alabamensis) - Introduced in 1882, the objection generally made to it is that the flowers, instead of a snowy whiteness, are a dingy green.
The yellow hues softened the austere whiteness, offering an air of antiquity and warmth.
You'll love the way the crisp whiteness of this bikini contrasts with your tanned skin, and the outlining black strings only serve to up the sexiness quotient even more!
Escape from the stark whiteness of traditional workout shoes.
C. atlantica, the Atlas cedar, has shorter and denser leaves than C. Libani; the leaves are glaucous, sometimes of a silvery whiteness, and the cones smaller than in the other two forms; its wood also is hard, and more rapid in growth than is that of the ordinary cedar.
Many of the pieces are distinguished by a peculiar creamy whiteness of glaze, suggesting the idea that they were intended to imitate the soft-paste wares of China.
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