The wide expanse that opened out before the heights on which the Russian batteries stood guarding the bridge was at times veiled by a diaphanous curtain of slanting rain, and then, suddenly spread out in the sunlight, far-distant objects could be clearly seen glittering as though freshly varnished.
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Her dress was white and silver too, as diaphanous as a sheet of ice; one could glimpse her body through it, though not clearly.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
I see the world through a diaphanous curtain of blood.