look-down

[ loo k-doun ]
/ ˈlʊkˌdaʊn /

noun

the appearance of paper when inspected under reflected light.
Compare look-through.
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Examples from the Web for look-down

  • The look-down from the high gallery into the nave, which was well filled with worshippers, was most interesting.

    Three Months Abroad|Anna Vivanti
  • "I should prefer a look-down, if I were to choose," said Churchill.

    Helen|Maria Edgeworth
  • He suspected everybody of despising him, and was perpetually trying to look-down the scorn of others with still deeper scorn.

    The Doctor's Wife|M. E. Braddon