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[loo k-doun] /ˈlʊkˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
the appearance of paper when inspected under reflected light.
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  • "I should prefer a look-down, if I were to choose," said Churchill.

    Helen Maria Edgeworth
  • The look-down from the high gallery into the nave, which was well filled with worshippers, was most interesting.

    Three Months Abroad Anna Vivanti
  • He suspected everybody of despising him, and was perpetually trying to look-down the scorn of others with still deeper scorn.

    The Doctor's Wife M. E. Braddon
Word Origin and History for look-down
n.

type of sea fish, 1882, from look (v.) + down (adv.). So called from facial structure.

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