haze englannista suomeksi
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Very fine solid particles (smoke, dust) or liquid droplets (moisture) suspended in the air, slightly limiting visibility.
1772 December, James Cook, ''A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Around the World'', vol. 1 ch. 2:
- Our hopes, however, soon vanished; for before eight o'clock, the serenity of the sky was changed into a thick haze, accompanied with rain.
A reduction of transparency of a clear gas or liquid.
An analogous dullness on a surface that is ideally highly reflective or transparent.
Any state suggestive of haze in the atmosphere, such as mental confusion or vagueness of memory.
1957, (w), ''Scapegoat (novel)|The Scapegoat'' http://books.google.com/books?id=cf4-iVG03pEC, (ISBN), page 218:
- In my haze of alcohol, I thought for one crazy instant that he had plumbed my secret.
1998, Leonard I. Nass and Charles A. Heiberger, ''Encyclopedia of PVC'' http://books.google.com/books?id=mDe7EidmglIC&, (ISBN), page 318:
- Haze is listed as a percent value and, typically, is about 1% for meat film.
1985, Philip Jackisch, ''Modern Winemaking'' http://books.google.com/books?id=Zf-24UvvT4oC, (ISBN), page 69:
- Various clarifying and fining agents are used in winemaking to remove hazes.
To be or become hazy, or thick with haze.
To perform an unpleasant initiation ritual upon a usually non-consenting individual, especially freshmen to a closed community such as a college or military unit.
(quote-text)|title=The Understanding Heart|chapter=I|passage=(..) when the young man whirled his horse, “hazed” Jupiter in circles and belaboured him with a rawhide quirt, (..) He ceased his cavortings (..)