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opalescence

OPALES'CENCE, n. A colored shining luster reflected from a single spot in a mineral. It is sometimes simple and sometimes stellar.




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OPALES'CENCE, n. A colored shining luster reflected from a single spot in a mineral. It is sometimes simple and sometimes stellar.


O-PAL-ES'CENCE, n.

A colored shining luster reflected from a single spot in a mineral. It is sometimes simple and sometimes stellar.


O`pal*es"cence
  1. A reflection of a milky or pearly light from the interior of a mineral, as in the moonstone] the state or quality of being opalescent.
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Opalescence

OPALES'CENCE, noun A colored shining luster reflected from a single spot in a mineral. It is sometimes simple and sometimes stellar.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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flush

FLUSH, v.i.

1. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face.

2. To come in haste; to start.

3. To appear suddenly, as redness or a blush.

A blush rose on their cheeks, flushing and fading like the changeful play of colors on a dolphin.

4. To become suddenly red; to glow; as, the cheeks flush.

5. To be gay, splendid or beautiful.

At once, arrayed in all the colors of the flushing year, the garden glows.

FLUSH, v.t.

1. To redden suddenly; to cause the blood to rush suddenly into the face.

Nor flush with shame the passing virgin's cheek.

2. To elate; to elevate; to excite the spirits; to animate with joy; as, to flush with victory.

FLUSH, a.

1. Fresh, full of vigor; glowing; bright.

Flush as May.

2. Affluent; abounding; well furnished.

Lord Strut was not very flush in ready.

3. Free to spend; liberal; prodigal. He is very flush with his money. This is a popular use of the word in America.

A flush deck, in seamen's language, is a deck without a half-deck or forecastle.

FLUSH, n.

1. A sudden flow of blood to the face; or more generally, the redness of face which proceeds from such an afflux of blood. Hectic constitutions are often known by a frequent flush in the cheeks.

2. Sudden impulse or excitement; sudden flow; as a flush of joy.

3. Bloom; growth; abundance.

4. A run of cards of the same suit.

5. A term for a number of ducks.

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