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  • s  having a play of lustrous rainbow colors
    a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster

  • That year a New Yorker named William Willet, to whom the prevailing types of "opalescent" church glass and supersweet, naturalistic window scenes looked cheap, made and installed .
  • The mixture of transparent and opalescent glass and the etched patterns on the windows enhance the prismatic effect, and will no doubt make quite a sight when the building's 300-ft .
  • Sure enough, in the first snare cowered a furry creature, pressing its soft white belly against the ground, upturning stricken, opalescent eyes.
News & Articles

  • 'This factory should live forever'
    A Kokomo man walked into Jerome Durr's New York studio in 1982 looking to make a sale. "He said, 'What's it going to take for me to sell you Kokomo Opalescent Glass?'" Durr said Wednesday. The stained glass artist told the salesman he was looking for
    June 13, 2013 - Kokomo Tribune
Quotes

  • Sidney Nolan in The Age
    And there was the pier, reaching out into the bay, then as it does now, towards the ships passing silently on what Sidney Nolan, a sometime St Kilda resident, described as the "opalescent, uptilted plain of the sea".
  • Thomas Pynchon in New York Times
    The Garcimarquesian voice,Pynchon wrote, has "been brought to a level where it can at once be classical and familiar, opalescent and pure, able to praise and curse, laugh and cry, fabulate and sing and when called upon, take off and soar."

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