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outcropping

a coming out of bedrock or of an unconsolidated deposit to the surface of the ground. 2. : the part of a rock formation that appears at the surface of the ground.

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orthchromatic

of, relating to, or producing tone values of light and shade in a photograph that correspond to the tones in nature. 2. : sensitive to all colors except red.

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panchromatic

(of photographic film) sensitive to all visible colors of the spectrum.

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esplanade

a long, open, level area, typically beside the sea, along which people may walk for pleasure.
an open, level space separating a fortress from a town.

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calotypist

an early photographic process in which negatives were made using paper coated with silver iodide.

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luminance

the intensity of light emitted from a surface per unit area in a given direction.
the component of a television signal that carries information on the brightness of the image.

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clapboard

a long, thin, flat piece of wood with edges horizontally overlapping in series, used to cover the outer walls of buildings.

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conjecture

an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information.

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stygian shadow

hellish, dark or binding. An example of something stygian is a dark jail cell.

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emplacement

a prepared position for the siting of a gun or other weapon. the act of putting or state of being put in place.

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transfigure

to change in outward form or appearance; transform. to change so as to glorify or exalt.

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reductive

tending to present a subject or problem in a simplified form, especially one viewed as crude.

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suet

the hard white fat on the kidneys and loins of cattle, sheep, and other animals, used to make foods including puddings, pastry, and mincemeat.

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postulant

a candidate, especially one seeking admission into a religious order.

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longeur

a tedious passage in a book or other work.