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shadow

1. Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent on a surface, and representing the form of the body which intercepts the rays of light; as, the shadow of a man, of a tree, or of a tower. See the note under Shade.

2. Darkness; shade; obscurity. Night's sable shadows from the ocean rise. (Denham)

3. A shaded place; shelter; protection; security. In secret shadow from the sunny ray, On a sweet bed of lilies softly laid. (Spenser)

4. A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water.

5. That which follows or attends a person or thing like a shadow; an inseparable companion; hence, an obsequious follower. Sin and her shadow death. (milton)

6. A spirit; a ghost; a shade; a phantom. Hence, horrible shadow!

7. An imperfect and faint representation; adumbration; indistinct image; dim bodying forth; hence, mystical reprresentation; type. The law having a shadow of good things to come. (Heb. X. 1) [Types] and shadows of that destined seed. (milton)

8. A small degree; a shade. No variableness, neither shadow of turning.

9. An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited. I must not have my board pastered with shadows That under other men's protection break in Without invitement. (Massinger) Shadow of death, darkness or gloom like that caused by the presence or the impending of death.

Origin: Originally the same word as shade. See Shade.

1. To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity. The warlike elf much wondered at this tree, So fair and great, that shadowed all the ground. (Spenser)

2. To conceal; to hide; to screen. Let every soldier hew him down a bough. And bear't before him; thereby shall we shadow The numbers of our host. (Shak)

3. To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud. Shadoving their right under your wings of war. (Shak)

4. To mark with gradations of light or colour; to shade.

5. To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically. Augustus is shadowed in the person of neas. (Dryden)

6. To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over. The shadowed livery of the burnished sun. (Shak) Why sad? I must not see the face O love thus shadowed. (Beau & Fl)

7. To attend as closely as a shadow; to follow and watch closely, especially in a secret or unobserved manner; as, a detective shadows a criminal.

Origin: OE. Shadowen, AS. Sceadwian. See adow.


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this seems to be a fake pic. In the pic other trees appear without any shadows as if they are on the ground but the weird thing seen has a shadow as if it was in water..How come..? Agree with you. This seems a real topic..

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by smarty142
Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:08 am
 
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Topic: Can anyone help me identify this?
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Can anyone help me identify this?

Don't really see what you're talking about with the shadows. It doesn't really look like anything has a shadow to me, as if it is just an overcast day. The photo does look weird though.

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by BasicBiology
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:48 pm
 
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Can anyone help me identify this?

this seems to be a fake pic. In the pic other trees appear without any shadows as if they are on the ground but the weird thing seen has a shadow as if it was in water..How come..?

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by ranganr
Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:11 am
 
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[NEUROSCIENCE]-USING X-RAYS TO IMAGE THE BRAIN?

... radiation, particularly X-rays, to pass through a particular material. ------------ - using X-ray sensitive film to make 2D img's of shadows formed by these tissues in body - suitable for skull's bones, but doesn't work for brain ¬- brain has multifarious radiopacity, and it its complexity ...

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by AbducensNucleus
Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:26 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: [NEUROSCIENCE]-USING X-RAYS TO IMAGE THE BRAIN?
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help please 1

... cannot clearly see it? - For an electron microscope what is the electron source? - Because we get are looking at a 3-dimensional structure with shadows, we get a greater depth of field than with the TEM, but less magnification. - The cell theory is one of the great unifying theories of biology- ...

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by Stephen1993
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: help please 1
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