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Capable of being refracted: refrangible rays of light.

[From Latin refringere, to refract (influenced by refract).]

re·fran′gi·bil′i·ty, re·fran′gi·ble·ness n.
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I had a theory that the gravitation of refraction, being subsidiary to atmospheric compensation, the refrangibility of the earth's surface would emphasize this effect in regions where great mountain ranges occur, and possibly so even-handed impact the odic and idyllic forces together, the one upon the other, as to prevent the moon from rising higher than 12,200 feet above sea-level.
Experiments on the refrangibility of the invisible rays of the Sun.
A plain and easy experiment to confirm Sir Isaac Newton's doctrine of the different refrangibility of the rays of light.