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Word: luster

Definition: shine; gloss (of a polished surface)

Sentences Containing 'luster'

Barbara Crossette; Gandhi, His Luster Dimmed after 4 years, Faces Uncertain Political Future.
Costello would return to films 5 years later after a long hiatus from films and the end of her marriage to Barrymore but never to the luster she enjoyed as a Warners star.
For this to be integrated to the Tyros2, they used plastic as its body, for reduction of weight, silver as its color, to detail the "shine" of Tyros2, and the lighted buttons, for the "luster".
Hardness is 4.5 and the luster is vitreous or resinous.
In 1986, when Wanek and his designers determined that a new style of furniture would better serve the market, Ashley introduced its “Millennium” line, which had a polyurethane finish that gave the wood furniture a luster.
It has a vitreous luster and a white streak.
It has perfect cleavage, a pearly luster and leaves a white streak.
John Carroll, former editor of the "Baltimore Sun", was brought in to restore the luster of the newspaper.
The charges stem from an incident where Tim, Dog, and Leland were chasing fugitive and serial rapist Andrew Luster, the Max Factor Cosmetics heir.
The novel is a collection of stories about the mixedblood descendants of Luster Browne and their lives on the White Earth Indian Reservation.
These tiles are mainly decorated with floral and plant motifs (stylized flowers, palm leaves and asymmetrical leaves on bottom hatch and checkered) belong to two series : one polychrome characterized by a greater richness of tones ranging from light gold to light, dark or ocher yellow, and from brick-red to brown lacquer, the other monochrome is a beautiful luster that goes from smoked gold to green gold.
They captured Luster on June 18, 2003 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Shortly after the capture, the three were themselves arrested by Puerto Vallarta police officers; the three posted bail but never returned to Mexico for their court hearing on July 15, 2003.
This gives a high-luster finish similar in appearance to nickel plating.
Written as Sri or Shree or Sree or Shri, it stands for abundance, auspiciousness, affluence, grace, wealth, light, luster, splendor, beauty, loveliness and authority.

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