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" ... a grooved structure, like the delicate texture of the skin at the top of an infant's finger, or like the section of the annual growths of wood as seen upon a dressed plank of fir. These may sometimes be seen by the naked eye ; but they are often so... "
A Treatise on Optics - Page 74
by David Brewster, Alexander Dallas Bache - 1833 - 95 pages
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 2

1818 - 766 pages
...surface, which produces all the phenomena of communicable colours. This structure resembles, very closely, the delicate texture of the skin at the top of an infant's finger, or the minute corrugations which are often seen on surfaces covered with varnish, or with oil-paint. When...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 2

1818
...surface, which produces all the phenomena of communicable colours. This structure resembles, very closely, the delicate texture of the skin at the top of an infant's finger, or the minute corrugations which are often seen on surfaces covered with varnish, or with oil-paint. When...
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Harry and Lucy Concluded;: Being the Last Part of Early Lessons, Volumes 3-4

Maria Edgeworth - 1825 - 682 pages
...smooth surface, full of the little lines or grooves that I have described. Some people compare them to the delicate texture of the skin at the top of an infant's finger." '•••;•'• ,-i ..•••• Lucy, continuing to rub her finger over the polished surface,...
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A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 16

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...elementary grooved surface, which no polishing can modify or remove. This structure resembles very closely the delicate texture of the skin at the top of an infant's finger ; or the lines parallel to the coast upon a map, by which the engraver marks the limits of the sea and land....
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Library of Useful Knowledge: Natural philosophy, Volume 1

1829 - 538 pages
...powers, and found that every specimen which exhibited these colours had a grooved structure, resembling the delicate texture of the skin at the top of an infant's finger, or the wrinkles which are often seen on surfaces covered with varnish or with oil paint. We have attempted...
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Natural Philosophy: With an Explanation of Scientific Terms, and ..., Volume 1

1829 - 494 pages
...that every specimen which exhibited these colours had a grooved structure, resembling the délie ¡te texture of the skin at the top of an infant's finger, or the wrinkles which are often seen on surfaces covered with varnish or with oil paint. We have attempted...
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Harry and Lucy concluded: being the last part of Early lessons, Volume 3

Maria Edgeworth - 1837 - 356 pages
...smooth surface full of the little lines or grooves that I have described. Some people compare them to the delicate texture of the skin at the top of an infant's finger." Lucy, continuing to rub her finger over the polished surface, said, " But, mamma, what can these scratches...
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volumes 42-43

740 pages
...these chromatic effects, discovered, on examining the surface of mother-of-pearl with a microscope, " a grooved structure, like the delicate texture of...the naked eye ; but they are often so minute that 3,000 of them are contained in nn inch." It is remarkable that these iridescent hues can be communicated...
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A Treatise on Optics

David Brewster - 1841 - 432 pages
...or the blow of a hammer. A solution of gum arabic or of isinglass, when allowed to indurate upon a surface of motherof-pearl, takes a most perfect impression...the top of an infant's finger, or like the section or the annual growths of wood, as seen upon a dressed plank of fir. These may sometimes be seen by...
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Volume 4

Robert Kemp Philp - 436 pages
...these chromatic effects, discovered, on examining the surface of mother-of-pearl with a microscope, " a grooved structure, like the delicate texture of...the naked eye ; but they are often so minute that 3,000 of them are contained in an inch." It is remarkable that these iridescent hues can be communicated...
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