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Glossary Of Chess - B
... Brilliancy A spectacular and beautiful game of chess, generally featuring sacrificial attacks and unexpected moves ... Brilliancy prize A prize awarded at some tournaments for the best brilliancy played in the tournament ...
Aspects Of Venus
... Greatest eastern elongation Greatest brilliancy Stationary, then retrograde Inferior conjunction Stationary, then prograde Greatest brilliancy Greatest ... The "greatest brilliancy" is really a geometric maximum it occurs when the apparent area of the sunlit part of Venus is greatest ... every point and at every phase) would the "greatest brilliancy" of Venus coincide with its maximum brightness ...

Famous quotes containing the word brilliancy:

    The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.
    Dorothy Nevill (1826–1913)

    Beautiful women, whose beauty meant more than it said ... was their brilliancy always fed by something coarse and concealed? Was that their secret?
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)