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The plumes of the wings are set studiously in their places,—they, also, lusterless.

Her lusterless eyes were fired by the only thing that could fire them: her bitter jealousy.

The man lay upon his back and stared upward with lusterless eyes.

Her heavy coat no longer shone with gloss but lay flat and lusterless.

Her large and lusterless eyes gazed at them with indifference.

She looked at him from the depths of her still, lusterless eyes.

He could see that Karyl's eyes also were weary and lusterless.

Walls and pavement were of unpolished marble, lusterless white.

Under their heavy lids his sightless eyeballs, whitely opaque and lusterless, turned mutely toward the sound of the horse hoofs.

A large man stood over the recumbent figure, his lusterless eyes regarding the crimson-puce incision, but he did not move.

WORD ORIGIN

"gloss, radiance," 1520s, from Middle French lustre "gloss, radiance" (14c.), common Romanic (cf. Spanish and Portuguese lustre, Rumanian lustru, Italian lustro "splendor, brilliancy"), from Latin lustrare "spread light over, brighten, illumine," related to lucere "shine," lux "light" (see light (n.)).

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