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Definition of a material:  transparent

of language:  transparently clear; easily understandable
  • They started to follow the stream: the clear pellucid stream that tumbled down from the hills in alternate rapids, waterfalls and pools.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • A slight frothy flake arose as the wind blew along the pellucid waters; and many a dash of spray was blown into my face.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Successive nations perchance have drank at, admired, and fathomed it, and passed away, and still its water is green and pellucid as ever.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Above the dark margin of the earth appeared foreshores and promontories of coppery cloud, bounding a green and pellucid expanse in the western sky.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Two smoking globes of brine welled from the pellucid depths of her pure eyes and fell with a hot splash on his bronzed hand.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • There was a quality to this pellucid first light and the vivid colors that made it impossible to imagine trouble.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Meanwhile the girl had joined her companions, and she silently resumed her flicking and sousing of the chitterlings in the pellucid stream.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The water in the fountain, pellucid as crystal, was alive with myriads of gold and silver fishes, twinkling and darting through it like so many living jewels.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • It was pellucid.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The poetry was all around her, pellucid and lifting from side to side, "Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone... ."
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • The isolation of his manner and colour lent him the appearance of a creature from Tophet, who had strayed into the pellucid smokelessness of this region of yellow grain and pale soil, with which he had nothing in common, to amaze and to discompose its aborigines.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • It was an abbreviated trip, he spent a short time around Fairbanks, then hurried south to get back to Atlanta in time for the start of fall classes, but he had been smitten by the vastness of the land, by the ghostly hue of the glaciers, by the pellucid subarctic sky.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I could imagine under the pellucid emptiness of the sky these four men imprisoned in the solitude of the sea, the lonely sun, regardless of the speck of life, ascending the clear curve of the heaven as if to gaze ardently from a greater height at his own splendour reflected in the still ocean.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • the pellucid indecencies Leslie had uttered, and as I did so—the viewfinder of my mind reshaping each crevice of her moist and succulent lips, the orthodontically fashioned perfection of the sparkling incisors, even a cunning fleck of foam at the edge of the orifice—it seemed the dizziest pipe dream that this very evening, sometime before the sun should fulfill its oriental circuit and rise again on Sheepshead Bay, that mouth would be—no, I could not let myself think about that...
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Here was a rude flounce into the pellucid sentimentality of his sad attachment to Sue.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • I saw it vividly, as though in our progress through the lofty silent rooms amongst fleeting gleams of light and the sudden revelations of human figures stealing with flickering flames within unfathomable and pellucid depths, we had approached nearer to absolute Truth, which, like Beauty itself, floats elusive, obscure, half submerged, in the silent still waters of mystery.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim

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