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crystal-clear

[kris-tl-kleer] /ˈkrɪs tlˈklɪər/
adjective
1.
absolutely clear; transparent; lucid.
Origin of crystal-clear
1510-1520
First recorded in 1510-20
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  • The air was so crystal-clear that no glass was needed to aid the eye.

    Turned Adrift Harry Collingwood
  • But the skies have cleared, the wind has gone, and the weather is crystal-clear again.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
  • Some are filled with crystal-clear water, the nectar of the gods.

  • And the water is so crystal-clear, that down in the dark it is like a dream.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • The rest is sweet, conscience is crystal-clear, and "what one does is of consequence."

    The American Country Girl Martha Foote Crow
  • Now, crystal-clear, stretched the true road toward which he was summoned.

    Thirty

    Howard Vincent O'Brien
  • The sun had just risen, and the clay was fresh and crystal-clear.

    The Lands of the Saracen Bayard Taylor

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