photog optics (of a lens) coated with a thin film of magnesium fluoride or some other substance to reduce the amount of light lost by reflection: Also called: coated
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How to use bloomed in a sentence
And so, with a surprising suddenness, it has recently bloomed up among Republicans and Democrats alike.
And on the edges of evangelicalism, where alertness to “New Age” influence runs high, concern has bloomed into outrage.The Strange Saga of ‘Jesus Calling,’ The Evangelical Bestseller You’ve Never Heard Of | Ruth Graham | February 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pharaonic scenes, Muslim symbols, poetry, and Coptic icons—great vivid murals bloomed onto the walls.Ahdaf Soueif’s Cairo: Remembering A City Wracked By The Arab Spring | Ahdaf Soueif | January 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In time, millions like her took to their own keyboards, and thousands of similar sites bloomed.Netroots Bloggers Mark 10th Birthday in Decline and Struggling for Survival | David Freedlander | October 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Love has bloomed amid an otherwise painful period, marred by outrages large and small.
Crops grew, orchards bloomed, vines bore a full vintage, and bushes yielded because he made them do so.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
Lilacs and snowballs bloomed, and Professor Kelton went serenely about among his roses.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
For she was unknown even by several people whom she knew and that, too, pleased her—to have bloomed so quite beyond their ken.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine | John Fox, Jr.
The forest it bloomed, the boughs leaves put forth— She excels every damsel in beauty and worth.The Songs of Ranild | Anonymous
The spot where it was held never bloomed again with flower or herb; the burning feet of the demons blighted it for ever.Witch, Warlock, and Magician | William Henry Davenport Adams