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gray body

noun, Physics.
1.
any body that emits radiation at each wavelength in a constant ratio less than unity to that emitted by a black body at the same temperature.
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  • As it was, I looked down in the clear water and saw the huge, gleaming, gray body of the whale as he passed.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • Furry, gray and white—white face, splashes of white on a gray body seven or eight feet tall.

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn
  • He is larger than the other two and has a black head and gray body with a large black ring on the back.

  • The boys saw a long, lithe, gray body leap wildly into the air.

  • It has a long, low, gray body with two big red crosses painted on either side.

  • And she pointed to a gray body disappearing down a hole in one of the corners of the room.

    The Lost Despatch Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • Nothing but long level stretches so bleak, so barren, that a jackrabbit could not have hidden his gaunt, gray body.

    Under Handicap Jackson Gregory
  • One of the earlier attempts has a gray body coated with white pipe-clay slip obtained at Bideford in North Devon.

  • He was handsome from the tip of his long, slender sucking-tongue to the tip of his trim, gray body.

    Among the Night People Clara Dillingham Pierson

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