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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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The Catholic Record, Volume 11

1876 - 430 pages
...circumstance, that we find in all mother-of-pearl a grooved structure upon its surface, resembling 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. Similar...
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The Commercial Products of the Sea: Or, Marine Contributions to Food ...

Peter Lund Simmonds - 1879 - 504 pages
...magnifyingpowers to the surface, when he perceived a grooved structure, closely resembling, as he says, " 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 oil paint." When the...
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The Practical Fisherman: Dealing with the Natural History, the Legendary ...

John Harrington Keene - 1881 - 532 pages
...a peculiar configuration of surface, and by examining this surface with the microscope he observed in almost every specimen a grooved structure like...texture of the skin at the top of an infant's finger." The iridescence of the grayling aud that of mother-o'-pearl are similar, and I have examined the smaller...
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Cyclopædia of useful arts & manufactures, ed. by C. Tomlinson. 9 divs, Volume 6

Cyclopaedia - 1852 - 256 pages
...examining the surfaee of mother-of-pearl with a mieroseope, " a grooved strueture, like the delieate texture of the skin at the top of an infant's finger, or like the seetion of the annual growths of wood as seen upon a dressed plank of fir. These may sometimes be seen...
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