brilliancy

  • 21 Splendor — Splen dor, n.[L. fr. splendere to shine: cf. F. splendeur.] 1. Great brightness; brilliant luster; brilliancy; as, the splendor ot the sun. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. Magnifience; pomp; parade; as, the splendor of equipage, ceremonies,… …

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  • 22 Nicolas Rossolimo — Full name Nikolai Spiridonovich Rossolimo (Russian: Николай Спиридонович Россолимо) Country Russian Empire Ukraine Greece France United States Born February 28, 1910 Kiev, Ukraine …

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  • 23 brilliance — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Exceptional brightness and clarity, as of a cut and polished stone: brilliancy, fire, luminosity, radiance. See LIGHT. 2. Liveliness and vivacity of imagination: brilliancy, fire, genius, inspiration. See GOOD. 3.… …

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  • 24 dazzle — I. v. a. 1. Daze, blind (by excess of light). 2. Astonish, surprise, overpower, confound (by splendor or brilliancy). II. n. 1. Brightness, brilliancy, splendor, dazzling light. 2. Meretricious brilliancy or display, false splendor, surface show …

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  • 25 Black diamond — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …

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  • 26 Brightness — Bright ness, n. [AS. beorhines. See {Bright}.] 1. The quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster; brilliancy; clearness. [1913 Webster] A sudden brightness in his face appear. Crabbe. [1913 Webster] 2. Acuteness (of the faculties);… …

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  • 27 Bristol diamond — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …

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  • 28 Diamond — Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone or gem… …

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  • 29 Diamond beetle — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …

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  • 30 Diamond bird — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …

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  • 31 Diamond drill — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …

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  • 32 Diamond finch — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …

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  • 33 Diamond groove — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …

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  • 34 Diamond mortar — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …

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  • 35 Diamond snake — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …

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  • 36 Diamond-point tool — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …

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  • 37 Eclat — E*clat , n. [F. [ e]clat a fragment, splinter, explosion, brilliancy, splendor, fr. [ e]clater to splinter, burst, explode, shine brilliantly, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. sleizan to slit, split, fr. sl[=i]zan, G. schleissen; akin to E.… …

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  • 38 Entimus imperialis — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …

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  • 39 Glazier's diamond — Diamond Di a*mond (?; 277), n. [OE. diamaund, diamaunt, F. diamant, corrupted, fr. L. adamas, the hardest iron, steel, diamond, Gr. ?. Perh. the corruption is due to the influence of Gr. ? transparent. See {Adamant}, {Tame}.] 1. A precious stone… …

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  • 40 Luster — Lus ter, Lustre Lus tre, n. [F. lustre; cf. It. lustro; both fr. L. lustrare to purify, go about (like the priests at the lustral sacrifice), traverse, survey, illuminate, fr. lustrum a purificatory sacrifice; perh. akin to E. loose. But lustrare …

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