It has neither an acid nor alkaline reaction; is a non-conductor of electricity, and refracts light strongly.
In small things and in great consciousness transforms or refracts.
It disperses and refracts their various tints to beautify the approach and the retreat of the orb of day.
How is it that a lens bends (refracts is the big word for it) the rays of light?
If it neither reflects nor refracts nor absorbs light, it cannot of itself be visible.
Either a body absorbs light, or it reflects or refracts it, or does all these things.
This projecting part is transparent, but refracts the light which strikes it obliquely, so as to turn it into the eye.
Because, like a large rain drop, it refracts the rays of light, and shows the elementary rays.
Usually it appears structureless and refracts the light strongly.
refract re·fract (rĭ-frākt')
v. re·fract·ed, re·fract·ing, re·fracts
To deflect something, especially light, from a straight path by refraction.
To determine the refraction of an eye or a lens.