pellucid

Definition: Clear, translucent, limpid

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The Methods of Lady Walderhurst - By Frances Hodgson Burnett, C. D. Williams
...But even the mere reason itself, as a reason, has not once risen in your benign and pellucid mind ....
Victory - By Joseph Conrad
...By contrast, the sky at the zenith displayed pellucid clearness, the sheen of a delicate glass bubble which the merest movement of air might shatter ....
Romola - By George Eliot
...As he turned out of the hot sunshine into the shelter of a narrow street, took off the black cloth ber-retta, or simple cap with upturned lappet, which just crowned his brown curls, pushing his hair and tossing his head backward to court the cooler air, there was no brand of duplicity on his brow, neither was there any stamp of candor; it was simply a finely formed, square, smooth young brow; and the slow, absent glance he cast round at the upper windows of the houses had neither more dissimulation in it, nor more ingenuousness, than belongs to a youthful well-opened eyelid with its unwearied breadth of gaze; to perfectly pellucid lenses; to the undimmed dark of a rich brown iris; and to a pure cerulean-tinged angle'of whiteness streaked with the delicate shadows of long eyelashes ....
Youth - By Joseph Conrad
...Within the knots and loops of the rocks the water rested more transparent than crystal under their crooked and leaky canoes, scooped out of the trunk of a tree : the forms of the bottom undulated slightly to the dip of a paddle; and the men seemed to hang in the air, they seemed to hang inclosed within the fibers of a dark, sodden log, fishing patiently in a strange, unsteady, pellucid, green air above the shoals ....
The Spoils of Poynton - By Henry James
...But the episodes and incidents, although thrilling enough, are consistently subordinated to sensationalism of character ... There is just enough of the coral reef and the palm groves, of cerulean sky and pellucid water, to indicate rather than to present the local coloring ....
Queen Lucia - By Edward Frederic Benson
...The pellucid stream of love served to keep her temper moderately cool ....
Aspects of fiction and other ventures in criticism - By Brander Matthews
...In his pellucid prose, as in his intellectual alertness and in his lightness of touch, Mr. Lang is rather French than English ....
Forces in Fiction - By Richard Burton
...Hark, that you may pick out, in the orchestra of night, the pellucid obligato of the little stream yonder in the bottom glade ....
The World Set Free - By Herbert George Wells
...The night, which had been pellucid and detailed and eventful, seemed to vanish, to be...
The Solitary Summer - By Elizabeth Von Arnim, Elizabeth
...Clearly babies of iron nerves and pellucid consciences . "...
The Egoist - By George Meredith
...and without causing a thought to stir, take us into the pellucid mind ....
The Romance of the Harem - By Anna Harriette Leonowens
...On the slopes and in the valleys are immense forests of magnificent trees, hiding in their dark recesses myriads of unknown plants and lesser forests of ferns, with palm-trees, rice-fields, tobacco and sugar plantations looking intensely dark in the setting sun, and dividing the lights and shades into numberless soft radiating shafts which fall in a red haze of different degrees of strength on the pellucid river that flows gently through them ....
A Guide to the Best Fiction in English - By Ernest Albert Baker
...This and the later stories are remarkable for their pure, pellucid, and refined prose ....
The Ring and the Book - By Robert Browning
...That great round glory of pellucid stuff, A fish secreted round a grain of grit !...