• WordNet 3.6
    • v iridesce be iridescent "The corals iridesced under the surface of the clear water"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • iridesce To be iridescent; exhibit iridescence.
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In literature:

A match was struck, the head glowing in a semi-circle of sputtering iridescence before the wood itself kindled.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Your bug is probably one of the small iridescent beetles, of which there are many varieties.
"Harper's Young People, June 22, 1880" by Various
It was of solid metal, bluishly iridescent.
"The Great Dome on Mercury" by Arthur Leo Zagat
Through a cleft in the wall the sun shone on this floor, which gleamed with iridescent beauty.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
Their bills and feet were grotesque, but there was something about their throats, stretched out in waning iridescence, that asked for regret.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
The colour is exceedingly brilliant, lively, and harmonious, with the iridescence of a mosaic of precious stones.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
They are beautifully marked, have a large crest, and are iridescent with all colors of the rainbow.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
They fight no less sternly for the iridescent jewels in their swords.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Marine products are mostly iridescent.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Frances laughed, the two girls stopping in the door, merriment gleaming from their young faces like rays from iridescent gems.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden

In poetry:

His lot is far from being
An iridescent dream;
And yet, I nearly always find,
He holds a happy state of mind,
With cheerfulness his theme.
"The Gadder" by Bert Leston Taylor
From out the iridescent veil of Night
The princess of the past smiles down on me.
Only in dreams her hands are laid in mine.
Only in dreams her shining eyes I see.
"Broceliande" by Ethel Clifford
For the blade of the hoe crashed into glass,
And the vase fell to iridescent sherds.
The old man's body heaved with slow, dry sobs.
He did not curse, he had no words.
"A Tale Of Starvation" by Amy Lowell
Here space and time exist in light
the eye like the eye of faith believes.
The seen, the known
dissolve in iridescence, become
illusive flesh of light
that was not, was, forever is.
"Monet's Waterlilies" by Robert Hayden
Where are the people as beautiful as poems,
As calm as mirrors,
With their oceanic longings —
The idler whom reflection loved,
The woman with the iridescent brow?
For I would bring them flowers.
"The Black Angel" by Henri Coulette
Its color in the light of the sun is no longer like vermilion
But has become like wan desires of a sickly salik bird's heart.
In the morning's light both sky and surrounding dewy forest sparkle
like iridescent peacock wings.
"The Hunt (Sikar)" by Jibanananda Das

In news:

We had fun squirting iridescent bubbles at each other.
If you have, then you've seen cloud " iridescence .".
Inside a Beetle's Iridescence .
We have seen 1950s bottles buried in a damp location that show this type of iridescence .
Development of Non- Iridescent Coatings.
Linkin Park Announce ' Iridescent ' Artwork Contest.
Linkin Park has announced a new contest open to fans that asks them to create the artwork for their new single " Iridescent ".
This 2009 gown with mother-of-pearl iridescence nearly matched Anne Hathaway 's megawatt smile.
It has iridescent blue streaks and patches.
The Rise of Iridescent Information.
Iridescent jewel tones inspire ladies to strut.
Peacocks are large, colorful pheasants (typically blue and green) known for their iridescent tails.
Polish the nail with iridescent pink polish.
Polish the nail iridescent white.
Ancient or modern, iridescent glass jewelry is popular.

In science:

Rendering iridescent colors appearing on natural objects.
Augmenting Light Field to model Wave Optics effects
Rendering biological iridescences with rgb–ba sed renderers.
Augmenting Light Field to model Wave Optics effects
Rendering iridescent colors of optical disks.
Augmenting Light Field to model Wave Optics effects
The beautiful early microscopy observations by Hachisu et al. unambiguously showed the existence, at low volume fractions, of colloidal crystals and crystalline alloys, which Bragg-reflect visible light and are, in particular, responsible for the iridescence of opals.
Effective interactions between electric double-layers