Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. lustre,; cf. It. lustro,; both fr. L. lustrare, to purify, go about (like the priests at the lustral sacrifice), traverse, survey, illuminate, fr. lustrum, a purificatory sacrifice; perh. akin to E. loose,. But lustrare, to illuminate is perhaps a different word, and akin to L. lucere, to be light or clear, to shine. See Lucid, and cf. Illustrious Lustrum
Dried, it becomes hard, and on a cut or burnished surface takes a luster like wax or pitch.
"Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel" by Samuel William Johnson
The ambitious doctor began to desire both the honors and luster of royalty.
"Laboulaye's Fairy Book" by Various
Wood light, very soft, not strong, of fine texture, and whitish, grayish to yellowish color, usually with a satiny luster.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
The Virginia oyster pearl lacks luster.
"The Bounty of the Chesapeake" by James Wharton
No; one window in the front, on the ground-floor, shone with the luster of a lamp.
"Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf" by George W. M. Reynolds
Its shadows under the trees were in her eyes, its luster under the sun was the luster of her body!
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
The expression of melancholy faded from his countenance, his eyes shone with renewed luster and he smiled upon all the world.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
Some, however, we have of very superior luster.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IX (of X) - America - I" by Various
Its rays, reflected from the surface of the Peel River just beyond, shone with a pale luster such as they had never before known.
"Young Alaskans in the Far North" by Emerson Hough
Alum makes the hair brittle and takes away the luster.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
Still thro' the shades Olympia dawning breaks!
What bloom, what brightness lusters o'er her cheeks!
Again she calls!—I dare no longer stay!
A kind farewel—Olympia, I obey.
"The Wanderer: A Vision: Canto III" by Richard Savage
Returning, we linger here,
These valleys broad to us are dear,
Whose men in their faithful living
To Norway are honor giving;
Their fathers, strong in brain and brawn,
Lent luster to our morning-dawn.
"Norse Nature" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
And sometimes thou art like the horizon-land whereon
Strange lusters kindle to the mist-enfolded sun. . . .
O splendor of a storm-wet dale suddenly bright
Under a sunset heaven where fires and clouds unite.
"Doubtful Skies" by Clark Ashton Smith
Lost luster under her footsoles.
The long wind, paring her person down
To a pinch of flame, blew its burdened whistle
In the whorl of her ear, and like a scooped-out pumpkin crown
Her head cupped the babel.
"Hardcastle Crags" by Sylvia Plath
Where are they? Ah! dim in the dust lies the clover;
The whippoorwill's call has a sorrowful tone,
And the dove's--I have wept at it over and over;--
I want the glad luster
Of youth, and the cluster
Of faces asleep where the bumblebees drone!
"The Boys" by James Whitcomb Riley
His luster lives untarnished; as he lies
Where Malady has bound him in wild pain,
And only Death can loose the heavy chain
That galls her captive while his nature dies,
He seems far greater in his country's eyes,
Than if an Appomattox spake again.
"The Dying Hero" by Freeman Edwin Miller
'Liz & Dick': Lindsay Lohan lacks luster.
Marie Luster Henry passed away peacefully Monday, October 29, 2012 surrounded by her loving family.
Manufacturing Jobs Lost Their Luster .
Restore public schools' luster .
Zynga Swings to Loss as Games Lose Luster .
Green technology loses luster amid shale boom.
Honda hopes 2013 Civic restores model's luster .
The Drug Of Choice For Pharmacy Crooks May Be Losing Its Luster .
Romney's message may be losing its luster in N.H. Sunday, November 18, 2012.
Romney's message may be losing its luster in NH.
Romney's Message May be Losing its Luster in NH.
Niagara Falls may have lost some luster , but you'll get misty nonetheless.
In Show's Luster , Seeing Reflections of Europe's Chill.
Futurity has lost its luster .
Dems seek Clinton luster .
All objects listed in Table 1 of Dobbie et al. (2004; open circles) and the ﬁve ’original’ white dwarf c luster members (open stars) are also overplotted.
New Praesepe white dwarfs and the initial mass-final mass relation
The alternative is to c luster until the jet resolution exceeds the preset minimum, after which the event is vetoed, if the number of jets is not equal to the desired number of jets.
A Forward Branching Phase-Space Generator
At faint luminosities (on the right of the diagram) the WiggleZ galaxies have a similar c luster ing strength to loca l star-form ing samp les.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
To the northern end of Orion A, the R -shaped OMC2/3 region is regarded as one of the best sites to study both “c luster ” and triggered star formation due to its near distance.
C2H, HC3N and HNC Observations in OMC-2/3
Without an external trigger, the most efﬁcient search for a c lustering of events is conducted by starting a new window at the time of each event that remains after cuts and counting the number of additional events in the following 1 or 100 seconds.
Search for neutrino-induced cascades from gamma-ray bursts with AMANDA