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  • noun Plural form of hydrophane.


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  • The gleaming hydrophanes of Bardel and Oroles were near enough that Dirrach's wandpass had called forth infinitesimal mana in obedience to a reversal gesture-spell.

    The Magic May Return Niven, Larry 1981

  • The tabasheers must be studied in their relations on the one hand with certain varieties of the natural semi-opals, hydrophanes, beekites, and floatstones, some of which they closely resemble in their physical characters, and on the other hand with specimens of artificially deposited colloid silica formed under different conditions.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 595, May 28, 1887 Various


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