crystal clear

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj crystal clear (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable "writes in a limpid style","lucid directions","a luculent oration"- Robert Burton","pellucid prose","a crystal clear explanation","a perspicuous argument"
    • adj crystal clear transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity "the cold crystalline water of melted snow","crystal clear skies","could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool","lucid air","a pellucid brook","transparent crystal"
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Usage

In literature:

The water was as clear as crystal.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
To the south-east the air was clear to the Kent horizon; north-east the glass of the Crystal Palace winked in the sun.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
A ray of sunshine played upon it, wintry sunshine still, crystal cold and clear.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Soon the entire spring became clear as crystal, and the water finding evidently its old outlet, made its way down the little hillside.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
A fountain of crystal clearness, placed half-way up this hill, is its source.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
The water was as clear as crystal.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
The motives are clear as crystal!...
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
It ripples over clean rocks, it bubbles with air, it is clear as crystal and cool to your thirsty throat.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
But the skies have cleared, the wind has gone, and the weather is crystal-clear again.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
It was clear as crystal.
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
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In poetry:

Oh, blessed and innocent children,
With eyes so crystal clear,
That ye look with the dual vision
Of the baby and the seer.
"My Garden" by Kate Seymour Maclean
The whistles tagged their horses' manes
All crystal clear; on these a wind
Forever played, and waked the plains
Before, behind.
"“The Fairy Rade”" by Madison Julius Cawein
Then they who've washed their souls
Will dip in the crystal tide
Of the fountain clear that was oped to man
From the Saviour's wounded side.
"With hands all reddened and sore," by Mary Weston Fordham
There is a spell in autumn early,
One all too brief, of an enchantment rare:
The nights are radiant and pearly,
The days, pellucid, crystal-clear.
"There Is A Spell In Autumn" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
The man that does Christ's heavenly will,
He is the sun that warms the year,
God's image through his heart doth pass,
He is a glass of crystal clear.
"The Good Man[The song the Devil sang to Saint Moling]" by Anonymous Irish
One day as I passed o'er the mountain,
She sung by a clear crystal fountain
(Nor knew I was near);
Her notes charmed my ear,
As thus she melodiously chanted:
"The Cottage Maid" by Patrick Branwell Bronte

In news:

My wife, our 10-year-old daughter and I have each laid a big smooch on Blueberry — a stingray as big as a dining room table — in the crystal clear Caribbean Sea just off the coast of Grand Cayman.
With its infectious, fuzzy electro beats and the saucy, crystal-clear pipes of vocalist Alison Goldfrapp, Supernature quickly hit platinum status in their native England.
Troy Aikman and Joe Buck made one thing crystal clear throughout Sunday afternoon's Cowboys-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game.
The new Visibly Fresh product line consists of rigid, crystal clear plastic containers that represent the ideal combination of value and quality.
This enlightening experience made it crystal-clear.
1930s mugshots of women, Crystal clears Oscar jokes, Star Wars cello battle in our daily roundup.
(slide show) Rob Graham returned to the North Branch Winter Fest to once again create beautiful sculptures our of large blocks of crystal clear ice.
The playoff picture could get crystal clear this weekend.
The Saenger Theatre in Pensacola recently installed a high-tech induction loop system that provides crystal clear sound for the hearing impaired.
Sherman runs the Avalanche, and after studying the above, it has become crystal clear that the local NHL team is a budget- conscious team like Billy Beane's Oakland A's in "Moneyball".
Crystal ball wasn't always crystal clear.
Very little about Dez Bryant's injured finger has been crystal clear from the start.
Modesto's Foster dairy makes name Crystal clear.
When it comes to collecting property taxes, San Mateo County makes it crystal clear that your tax bill must be paid by a specific date, or you will incur a penalty.
His sharp tailoring and riffs on horizontal and vertical, thick and thin stripes, indicated this designer 's vision is crystal clear.
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In science:

Nonetheless, it is clear that the C handra spectra are not capable of measuring thermal line shapes unambiguously, and the wavelength precision is not comparable to that obtainable in the laboratory or in solar observations with Bragg crystal spectrometers, for example.
Atomic Data for X-ray Astrophysics
We could still observe clear indication of the crystallization finish of the sample and estimate the final pressure of the sample.
Annealing Effect for Supersolid Fraction in $^4$He
This is a clear effect of the bosonic interference (stimulated emission) in the BBO crystal giving higher probabilities for emission of indistinguishable photons.
Experimental test of rotational invariance and entanglement of photonic six-qubit singlet state
More recently, it has been shown that a clear enhancement of plaquette-plaquette correlations is found by introducing a further, third-nearest-neighbor superexchange term J3 , thus suggesting a possible plaquette valence-bond crystal .
Variational wave functions for frustrated magnetic models
The present work also makes crystal clear how this happens.
"Moth-eaten effect" driven by Pauli blocking, revealed for Cooper pairs
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