Modern scientific geology takes its rise from the moment of this luminous and luminiferous discovery.
I move through this "luminiferous ether" as if it were nothing.
The application of this to the luminiferous ether is immediate.
If we think of the modern theory of the luminiferous ether, we shall not be far from his view-point.
The luminiferous ether surrounds and is influenced by the ultimate particles of matter.
The intangible substance which pulsates and undulates to produce light, Young christened the "luminiferous ether."
Circular polarized light consists of undulations of luminiferous ether having a circular motion.
This separation was now produced in its full extent by the perfect condensation of the luminiferous matters around the sun.
Comets make a disturbance in the air, and perhaps the luminiferous ether is split up by the motion of a comet through it.
Hence the luminiferous medium must be a special kind of substance; and it is called the ether.
luminiferous lu·mi·nif·er·ous (lōō'mə-nĭf'ər-əs)
Generating, yielding, or transmitting light.