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GLOSS. Interpretation, comment, explanation, or remark, intended to illustrate the text of an author.

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Part II, 'The Language of the Gloss', begins with Robert McColl Millar's examination of noun phrase morphology simplification.
Gloss retention testing demonstrates that an experimental resin shows superior gloss retention in both accelerated testing and longer-term exposures than an industry benchmark resin.
In processing around a gloss issue you are not changing the cavity steel surface finish.
Try these sparkling glosses over your regular lipstick.
One coat of the sweet smelling gloss gives lips a lovely, natural looking pink sheen.
Gloss will bring to the lecture several examples of books, magazines and ephemera from the store's private collection, such as a 1912 World Series scorecard and examples of old LIFE Magazines.
KS-450 is formulated as a general purpose, high gloss UV coating for application over various digital inks such as HP Indigo, Canon, IGEN and Konica.
The appearance of gloss is sometimes referred to as glossiness and can as such not be measured, however the reflectance properties of the surface that can be linked to gloss can be characterized.
In an ongoing effort to meet customer needs, Inoac Packaging Group has expanded its manufacturing and technology capabilities by introducing a new gloss spray coating process.
THIS delicious berry-scented gloss is sheer on application and slightly gloopy to the touch if you prefer a thicker consistency.