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  • v  subject to refraction
    refract a light beam
  • v  determine the refracting power of (a lens)

  • In this unsavory fun house of horrors, Playwright Orton tries to refract he face of evil from the distorting mirrors of the humanly grotesque, but us talents run more to seamy .
  • His genius has been to recognize and to refract that reality, to bend the nightmare to his own fantastical purposes.
  • I spoke of using stone in a major way that could reflect and refract the unique quality of the Southern California light, that would be grounded in the earth and feel like part of .
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  • Photos: Rainbow halos galore around Seattle area
    You've all seen rainbows on those days where it's raining and the sun's out at the same time. But what about those times when you see a rainbow-like halo around the sun or moon? It's the same physics, really. The halos (or, sometimes known as "sundogs" around the sun) are usually seen when there are high cirrus clouds overhead. Those clouds are made of tiny ice crystals, which will refract the ...
    June 17, 2013 - KBOI-TV Boise

  • Bill Paxton in
    I thought these creators were very clever in having this great idea to do a series about polygamy as a prism to refract and project all kinds of contemporary issues about society's problems. Sex and family,Paxton says. "It's a rich vein...
  • Jeffrey Kluger in Boston Globe (registration)
    When he did speak, Kluger writes, "he would seem to refract everything that had been said so far through an odd prism of his own, casting new . . . insights on whatever was being discussed."

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