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 (trăns-lo͞o′sənt, trănz-)
Transmitting light but causing sufficient diffusion to prevent perception of distinct images.

[Latin trānslūcēns, trānslūcent-, present participle of trānslūcēre, to shine through : trāns-, trans- + lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·lu′cence, trans·lu′cen·cy n.
trans·lu′cent·ly adv.
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In one thin, translucently white hand he held a handkerchief, while with the other he stroked the delicate mustache he had grown, moving his fingers slowly.
That is why I have re- mained loyal to Kurtz to the last, and even beyond, when a long time after I heard once more, not his own voice, but the echo of his magnificent eloquence thrown to me from a soul as translucently pure as a cliff of crystal.
So translucently white was it, that when he dropped it into a glass of water he had difficulty in finding it.
Distinguishing features: Translucently greyish, about 1.21-1.44 mm long, 0.68-0.85 mm broad and rather pear shaped.
'The plentitude of evidence presented translucently and adequately established that respondents Cheng Kuo-Chuan aka Art/Aaron and Tsai Shih Ming, not being authorized by law, had full knowledge that the white crystalline substance with a total registered weight of forty-six point eight five kilograms (46.85 kg) and the brownish substance with a total registered weight of two hundred sixty-three point zero eight kilograms (263.08 kg), or in the aggregate amount of three hundred nine point nine three kilograms (309.93 kg) of methamphetamine hydrochloride or 'shabu' found and seized in the house they were occupying is a dangerous drug,' stated in the resolution approved by Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Richard Anthony Fadullon and Prosecutor General Claro Arellano.
The oil lamps were sometimes in the form of bozze, round glass vessels that could be used to contain oil and a wick or, as Sebastiano Serlio describes in his 1545 Second Book of Architecture, the bozze can be filled with translucently colored water and placed in front of a candle or oil lamp with, if needed, a reflector of tinsel or a polished barber's basin.