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 for Solar microscope
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Solar \So"lar\, a. [L. solaris, fr. sol the sun; akin to As.
     s[=o]l, Icel. s[=o]l, Goth. sauil, Lith. saule, W. haul,.
     sul, Skr. svar, perhaps to E. sun:F. solaire. Cf. Parasol.
     1. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as,
        the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar
        influence. See Solar system, below.
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     2. (Astrol.) Born under the predominant influence of the sun.
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              And proud beside, as solar people are. --Dryden.
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     3. Measured by the progress or revolution of the sun in the
        ecliptic; as, the solar year.
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     4. Produced by the action of the sun, or peculiarly affected
        by its influence.
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              They denominate some herbs solar, and some lunar.
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     Solar cycle. See under Cycle.
     Solar day. See Day, 2.
     Solar engine, an engine in which the energy of solar heat
        is used to produce motion, as in evaporating water for a
        steam engine, or expanding air for an air engine.
     Solar flowers (Bot.), flowers which open and shut daily at
        certain hours.
     Solar lamp, an argand lamp.
     Solar microscope, a microscope consisting essentially,
        first, of a mirror for reflecting a beam of sunlight
        through the tube, which sometimes is fixed in a window
        shutter; secondly, of a condenser, or large lens, for
        converging the beam upon the object; and, thirdly, of a
        small lens, or magnifier, for throwing an enlarged image
        of the object at its focus upon a screen in a dark room or
        in a darkened box.
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     Solar month. See under Month.
     Solar oil, a paraffin oil used an illuminant and lubricant.
     Solar phosphori (Physics), certain substances, as the
        diamond, siulphide of barium (Bolognese or Bologna
        phosphorus), calcium sulphide, etc., which become
        phosphorescent, and shine in the dark, after exposure to
        sunlight or other intense light.
     Solar plexus (Anat.), a nervous plexus situated in the
        dorsal and anterior part of the abdomen, consisting of
        several sympathetic ganglia with connecting and radiating
        nerve fibers; -- so called in allusion to the radiating
        nerve fibers.
     Solar spots. See Sun spots, under Sun.
     Solar system (Astron.), the sun, with the group of
        celestial bodies which, held by its attraction, revolve
        round it. The system comprises the major planets, with
        their satellites; the minor planets, or asteroids, and the
        comets; also, the meteorids, the matter that furnishes the
        zodiacal light, and the rings of Saturn. The satellites
        that revolve about the major planets are twenty-two in
        number, of which the Earth has one (see Moon.), Mars
        two, Jupiter five, Saturn nine, Uranus four, and Neptune
        one. The asteroids, between Mars and Jupiter, thus far
        discovered (1900), number about five hundred, the first
        four of which were found near the beginning of the
        century, and are called Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta.
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     Note: The principal elements of the major planets, and of the
           comets seen at more than one perihelion passage, are
           exhibited in the following tables: 
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           distance -- that of the Earth being unity.Period in
           days.Eccentricity.Inclination of orbit.Diameter in
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           [1913 Webster] II. -- Periodic Comets. Name.Greatest
           distance from sun.Least distance from sun.Inclination
           of orbit.Perihelion passage. [deg] [min] 54
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     Solar telegraph, telegraph for signaling by flashes of
        reflected sunlight.
     Solar time. See Apparent time, under Time.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Microscope \Mi"cro*scope\, n. [Micro- + -scope.]
     An optical instrument, consisting of a lens, or combination
     of lenses, for making an enlarged image of an object which is
     too minute to be viewed by the naked eye.
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     Compound microscope, an instrument consisting of a
        combination of lenses such that the image formed by the
        lens or set of lenses nearest the object (called the
        objective) is magnified by another lens called the ocular
        or eyepiece.
     Oxyhydrogen microscope, and Solar microscope. See under
        Oxyhydrogen, and Solar.
     Simple microscope, or Single microscope, a single convex
        lens used to magnify objects placed in its focus.
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