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1. To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the sun shines by day; the moon shines by night. Hyperion's quickening fire doth shine. (Shak) God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of god in the face of Jesus Cghrist. (2 cor. Iv. 6) Let thine eyes shine forth in their full luster. (Denham)

2. To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.

3. To be effulgent in splendor or beauty. So proud she shined in her princely state. Once brightest shined this child of heat and air. (pope)

4. To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to shine in conversation. Few are qualified to shine in company; but it in most men's power to be agreeable. (swift) To make, or cause, the face to shine upon, to be propitious to; to be gracious to.

Origin: OE. Shinen, schinen, AS. Scinan; akin to D. Schijnen, OFries. Skina, OS. & OHG. Scinan, G. Scheinen, Icel.skina, Sw. Skina, Dan. Skinne, Goth. Skeinan, and perh. To Gr. Shadow. Cf. Sheer pure, and Shimmer.

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Re: Camouflage in nature

... Change is bad. Change destroys the utility of the features we’ve been developing for so long. Lucky us, we still have eyes, cause the sun always shines. We still have hands, cause there is always something available to pick up. Dolphins are slick and mobile, cause oceans are always there providing ...

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Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:13 pm
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... that was going nowhere has been temporarily closed. Cry me a river, but you can take your persecution complex and shove it where the sun never shines, nobody ever persecuted you. But maybe one day you will find that after all, the patience of the mods do have some limits. Not that your loss ...

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Cellular Respiration

... and respirations, but I will have to explain them. I will tell you what I know so you can see where I need help. :] I know that the sun shines on the plants where photons are stored in the chloroplasts where photosynthesis occurs and produces glucose-6-phosphate. Humans ingest green ...

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[SCIENCE] Two Eggs - One Bird

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Putting the issue at rest

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