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Daemon
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crystalline

(adjective) Transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity.

Synonyms: limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparent

Usage: This water is of such crystalline purity that the body of the bather appears of an alabaster whiteness.
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"I could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid bathtub. But her alabaster body is crystal clear."
- Salvatore Emil Zola Drool Terminal
Aidan Howard
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I feel that the synonyms should have included "diaphanous", not because its absence makes us look naive, but because its inclusion makes us look clever! And we all want that, don't we?!
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I can't find any references to Salvatore Emil Zola.
I ask because the use of "her alabaster body is crystal clear" could come from a non-english culture.
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crys·tal·line (krĭs′tə-lĭn, -līn′, -lēn′)
adj.
1. Being, relating to, or composed of crystal or crystals.
2. Resembling crystal, as in transparency or distinctness of structure or outline. See Synonyms at clear.
[Middle English cristallin, from Old French, from Latin crystallinus, from Greek krustallinos, from krustallos, ice, crystal; see kreus- in Indo-European roots.]
crys′tal·lin′i·ty (-lĭn′ĭ-tē) n.
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crystalline (ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪn)
adj
1. (Chemistry) having the characteristics or structure of crystals
2. (Geological Science) consisting of or containing crystals
3. made of or like crystal; transparent; clear
crystallinity n

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taurine
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Krivar wrote:
I can't find any references to Salvatore Emil Zola.
I ask because the use of "her alabaster body is crystal clear" could come from a non-english culture.


That is because he is a brother of Salvatore Deli, another surrealist.
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This is a close-up of a crystalline glaze, showing the lovely development of macro crystals within the glaze matrix. Image Courtesy of Mara Cammi Orsi



Crystalline glazes are specialty glazes that show visible and distinct crystal growth in the matrix of the fired glaze. Although most crystals are not this large, some can grow up to four or five inches across within the glaze matrix.

Invisible crystals inhabit many if not most glazes. Many matte glaze textures and opaque glazes are the result of multitudes of micro-crystals or crystals that are so small that they are invisible to the naked eye. The macro-crystalline glazes, or more commonly known simply as crystalline glazes, have crystals that grow large enough to see.


https://www.thespruce.com/what-are-crystalline-glazes-2745879

Irma Crespo
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crystalline

Definition: (adjective) Transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity.
Synonyms: limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparent
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