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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(6) Light
(i) Light in General
 
427. Semitransparency.
 
  
NOUN:SEMI-TRANSPARENCY, opalescence, milkiness, pearliness.
  [COMPARISONS] gauze, muslin, cypress or cyprus [hist.], bombyx, thin silk; film; mica, mother-of-pearl, nacre, opal glass, opaline, frosted glass; mist (cloud) [See Bubble, Cloud].
  
ADJECTIVE:SEMITRANSPARENT, semipellucid, semidiaphanous, semiopacous [obs.], semiopaque; opalescent, opaline; pearly, milky; frosted, nacreous; hazy, misty.
  
VERB:CLOUD, frost, cloud over, frost over; become -pearly, - milky, - misty.
  be opalescent &c. adj.; opalesce.

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