a fixed mirror in a single-lens reflex camera that reflects some of the light entering the lens to the ground-glass view screen while permitting most of the light to pass through to the film.
/ˈpɛlɪtərɪ; -trɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. any of various urticaceous plants of the S and W European genus Parietaria, esp P. diffusa (pellitory-of-the-wall or wall pellitory), that grow in crevices and have long narrow leaves and small pink flowers 2. pellitory of Spain, a small Mediterranean plant, Anacyclus pyrethrum, the root of which contains an […]
[pel-mel] /ˈpɛlˈmɛl/ adverb 1. in disorderly, headlong haste; in a recklessly hurried manner. 2. in a confused or jumbled mass, crowd, manner, etc.: The crowd rushed pell-mell into the store when the doors opened. adjective 3. indiscriminate; disorderly; confused: a pell-mell dash after someone. 4. overhasty or precipitate; rash: pell-mell spending. noun 5. a confused […]
[puh-loo-sid] /pəˈlu sɪd/ adjective 1. allowing the maximum passage of light, as glass; translucent. 2. clear or limpid: pellucid waters. 3. clear in meaning, expression, or style: a pellucid way of writing. /pɛˈluːsɪd/ adjective 1. transparent or translucent 2. extremely clear in style and meaning; limpid adj. “transparent, translucent,” 1610s, from Latin pellucidus “transparent,” from […]
[peg-top] /ˈpɛgˌtɒp/ adjective 1. wide at the hips and narrowing to the ankle: peg-top trousers; peg-top skirts. noun 1. a child’s wooden top that spins on a metal peg. 2. peg tops, peg-top trousers. adjective 1. (of skirts, trousers, etc) wide at the hips then tapering off towards the ankle noun 1. a child’s spinning […]