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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lustring A kind of glossy silk fabric. See Lutestring.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lustring See lustering.
    • n lustring A species or glossy silk fabric: a term more used in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries than now, and denoting generally plain solid silk, neither figured nor corded, nor having a satin surface.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lustring lus′tring a glossy silk cloth
    • Lustring Also Lus′trine, Lute′string
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. lustrine, It. lustrino, fr. lustrare, to polish, L. lustrare,. See 3d Luster, and cf. Lutestring


In literature:

He had retired very late the previous night, and his lack-lustre eyes showed the effect of insufficient sleep.
"The Stillwater Tragedy" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
His lustre quenches all the rest.
"Cleopatra, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Seven lustres have turned our hair grey, but we still can stand upright.
"Serapis, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Diamond never shone with such lustre in the eyes of Philip.
"The Gilded Age, Part 6." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Charles Dudley Warner
Now the lustre had gone from life; the tone of the work was saddened; it foreboded a tragic close.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Is there no truth in their movements, no prophecy in their lustre?
"Godolphin, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Restoration had raised the nobility to such a degree of lustre as made La Baudraye wish to justify his ambitions by having an heir.
"Parisians in the Country" by Honore de Balzac
The cresset-lights took place according to the antiquity and lustre of their families.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
Her dark eyes wandered about the room, and came back to his face again and shone with a new lustre.
"The Christian A Story" by Hall Caine
Her eye burns with the bright lustre of a star, and her step is that of the mistress of a world.
"Zenobia" by William Ware
Even the outward form is impressed with a beam of celestial lustre.
"Imogen" by William Godwin
A new white lustring sacque and petticoat lay on the bed.
"Beaux and Belles of England" by Mary Robinson
It was the sacredness of a great cause that shed such a lustre on the character of Washington.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII" by John Lord
GOD'S image loses the divine lustre of its origin with its nap of super-Saxony.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
If we could use coal-tar colours and dye in only a warm weak acid bath, not boil, we could get better lustre and finish.
"The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing" by Watson Smith
With added lustre to my sight unfold; He comes!
"Gustavus Vasa" by W. S. Walker
Sir Thomas' eye brightened with renewed lustre; his whole expression betrayed the ruling passion within him.
"Lady Rosamond's Secret" by Rebecca Agatha Armour
William and Trundle looked at her with lack-lustre eyes.
"James Braithwaite, the Supercargo" by W.H.G. Kingston
He explains the colour as possibly an attempt to represent the pearl's lustre.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
Its lustre dates from the twelfth century.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand

In poetry:

The saints above, more beauteous are
Than Absalom, though wond'rous fair —
They all with radiant lustre shine,
Fram'd in their Saviour's form divine!
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard
Another night, and thou among
The spheres of heaven shalt cease to shine,
All rayless in the glittering throng
Whose lustre late was quenched in thine.
"The Waning Moon" by William Cullen Bryant
Though fair her gems of azure hue,
Beneath the dew-drop's weight reclining;
I've seen an eye of lovelier blue,
More sweet through wat'ry lustre shining.
"The Violet" by Sir Walter Scott
For her the lustre of the dawning day,
With all its charms, no longer yields delight;
And silent sorrow marks its parting ray,
And saddens ev'ry vision of the night.
"Lines To The Memory Of An Amiable Youth Of Great Promise" by Sir John Carr
This world has nought to soothe or satisfy
The spirit, save the lustre it receives
(Like sunbeams glimmering thro' the dewy eaves)
From the bright influence of eternity.
"Summer: Friday Evening" by John Bowring
Let Genius nurse thee in her sacred shrine,
And paint thy future glories of renown,
When time shall make the Royal Sceptre thine,
To spread new lustre on Britannia's crown.
"Dedication To Her Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte Of Wales" by Emma Lyon

In news:

Lustre Square pendant fixture in twice-glazed ceramic by Tom Dixon, 201-984-5599.
Lustre is an open-source parallel file system often used in high performance computing (HPC)environments.
Users of the file system will soon get community Lustre distribution, thanks to startup Whamcloud.
The startup includes veterans from Oracle and Sun, where the Lustre project originated.
Oracle is limiting paid support for the open source Lustre clustered file system to Oracle hardware.
According to a report from sister site Enterprise Storage Forum, Sun Lustre Storage Systems built with Lustre 2.0 will include the core file system, along with other components which "may or may not be open source".
Discreet's lustre made its European at the Cannes International Film Festival 2003.
The lustre system provides directors, cinematographers and colorists with a powerful digital color correction technology.
Qatar's Pearl loses its lustre for celeb chef Gordon Ramsay.
Jets brand is golden why tarnish its storied lustre.
Once darlings of the Australian mining boom, small and middle-tier prospectors are now running low on cash as commodities markets lose their lustre, pushing miners to look near and far for funds to keep afloat.
BUDAPEST — Colorfront (, which already has an Oscar to its name thanks to the development of Autodesk's Lustre, has now been awarded a 2012 Primetime Engineering Emmy for Colorfront On-Set Dailies.
Mira Long-Line ($110) and Bikini ($48) in Vermillion are made with a stretch lustre and crocheted lace.
YEARS after the genre she established has lost its lustre, the awkward, insecure, alcohol-unit counting Bridget Jones is set to make a comeback.

In science:

Esterel belongs to the family of synchronous reactive languages, such as Lustre (Halbwachs et al. 1992), Signal (Benveniste et al. 1991) and StateCharts (Harel 1987).
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
Halbwachs et al. 1992; Halbwachs et al. 1993) presented an example of specifying and verifying a real-time program using a synchronous data-flow language, Lustre.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
First, the subway control system, in which two verifiable problems, collision and derailment may happen, is specified in Lustre.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
Next, the critical properties are expressed as the invariance of some boolean Lustre expression.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
Once the environment representing behaviors of the subway control system and its properties to be verified are done in Lustre, they are verified whether the assertions are true or false using Lesar, its associated verification tool.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
The overall procedure from programming to verification is similar to that using Lustre.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
C. Parent-Vigouroux S. Bensalem, P. Caspi and C. Dumas, 1999. A methodology for proving control systems with lustre and pvs. In In Proceedings of the Seventh Working Conference on Dependable Computing for Critical Applications (DCCA 7).
Generation and Optimization of Test cases for Object-Oriented Software Using State Chart Diagram
GATeL for Lustre language to generate test sequences16 .
Automatic Test Generation for Space
Dumas. A methodology for proving control systems with lustre and pvs. In In Proceedings of the Seventh Working Conference on Dependable Computing for Critical Applications (DCCA 7), 1999.
Minimal TestCase Generation for Object-Oriented Software with State Charts