The water is so transparent that the bottom can easily be discerned at the depth of twenty-five or thirty feet.
Bonaparte in particular discerned the advantages which peace would bring in the consolidation of his position.
The story is well known; two years before his death Francis went up Mount Alverno in the Apennines with some of his disciples, and after forty days of fasting and prayer and contemplation, on the morning of the 14th of September 1224 (to use Sabatier's words), "he had a vision: in the warm rays of the rising sun he discerned suddenly a strange figure.
But in 1858 were discerned in the Upper Greensand of Cambridgeshire remains which are now known as Enaliornis.
There are other nebulae in which a nucleus can be just discerned, others again in which the nucleus is easily seen, and still others where the nucleus is a brilliant star-like point.