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  • n  the quality of allowing light to pass diffusely

  • As the bridges crisscross overhead, their translucence lends the space a largely empty cube rising seven stories an almost impossible lightness, as if it were constructed .
  • But the current lighting leaves their translucence insufficiently vivid on the gigantic onstage screen.
  • Of German, Dutch, Bohemian glass, made in the Middle Ages, blown into the tiny translucence of spray bubbles, wreathed into frail, florent cornucopias, drawn into the cruel .
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  • ART: Check out the shelf life first
    While the translucence of the $110,000 art feature — Allium blossoms — for the entrance to McEuen Park may have been the selling feature for the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission (Press, Nov. 6), that same translucence may be the bane of its existence and a waste of taxpayer funds, requiring its replacement in two to five years.
    Nov. 13, 2013 - Coeur d'Alene Press

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