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invisible shadow

noun
1.
(in architectural shades and shadows) a three-dimensional space occupied by the shadow projected by a solid and within which a surface is in shadow.
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  • A faintest, tiny blur against the stars, a few of them occulted as though an invisible shadow were upon them.

    Brigands of the Moon Ray Cummings
  • He followed Happy and the alternately visible and invisible shadow along the paths that twisted among the vats for some distance.

    Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay
  • A faintest tiny blur against the stars, a few of them occulted as though strangely an invisible shadow were upon them.

  • But it was many a day before they met again, though these two also had been born under the invisible shadow of the Dark Star.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers

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