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Definitions

  • Apparatus for Striking a Light
    Apparatus for Striking a Light
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj light characterized by or emitting light "a room that is light when the shutters are open","the inside of the house was airy and light"
    • adj light casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior "her easy virtue","he was told to avoid loose (or light) women","wanton behavior"
    • adj light (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent "light blue","light colors such as pastels","a light-colored powder"
    • adj light (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency "light soil"
    • adj light (of sleep) easily disturbed "in a light doze","a light sleeper","a restless wakeful night"
    • adj light demanding little effort; not burdensome "light housework","light exercise"
    • adj light having relatively few calories "diet cola","light (or lite) beer","lite (or light) mayonnaise","a low-cal diet"
    • adj light easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned "a light diet"
    • adj light of comparatively little physical weight or density "a light load","magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C"
    • adj light designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight "light aircraft","a light truck"
    • adj light psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles "a light heart"
    • adj light not great in degree or quantity or number "a light sentence","a light accent","casualties were light","light snow was falling","light misty rain","light smoke from the chimney"
    • adj light (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average "light water is ordinary water"
    • adj light of little intensity or power or force "the light touch of her fingers","a light breeze"
    • adj light moving easily and quickly; nimble "the dancer was light and graceful","a lightsome buoyant step","walked with a light tripping step"
    • adj light of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment "light infantry","light cavalry","light industry","light weapons"
    • adj light (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings","clear laughter like a waterfall","clear reds and blues","a light lilting voice like a silver bell"
    • adj light silly or trivial "idle pleasure","light banter","light idle chatter"
    • adj light intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound "light verse","a light comedy"
    • adj light having little importance "losing his job was no light matter"
    • adj light (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable","a weak stress on the second syllable"
    • adj light less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so "a light pound","a scant cup of sugar","regularly gives short weight"
    • adj light marked by temperance in indulgence "abstemious with the use of adverbs","a light eater","a light smoker","ate a light supper"
    • adj light very thin and insubstantial "thin paper","light summer dresses"
    • adj light weak and likely to lose consciousness "suddenly felt faint from the pain","was sick and faint from hunger","felt light in the head","a swooning fit","light-headed with wine","light-headed from lack of sleep"
    • adv light with few burdens "experienced travellers travel light"
    • v light make lighter or brighter "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
    • v light begin to smoke "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
    • v light alight from (a horse)
    • v light to come to rest, settle "Misfortune lighted upon him"
    • v light fall to somebody by assignment or lot "The task fell to me","It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
    • v light cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter","Light a cigarette"
    • n light any device serving as a source of illumination "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
    • n light a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires "do you have a light?"
    • n light the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
    • n light merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance "he had a sparkle in his eye","there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
    • n light the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
    • n light public awareness "it brought the scandal to light"
    • n light mental understanding as an enlightening experience "he finally saw the light","can you shed light on this problem?"
    • n light a particular perspective or aspect of a situation "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
    • n light a visual warning signal "they saw the light of the beacon","there was a light at every corner"
    • n light an illuminated area "he stepped into the light"
    • n Light a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
    • n light a person regarded very fondly "the light of my life"
    • n light (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
    • n light having abundant light or illumination "they played as long as it was light","as long as the lighting was good"
    • n light a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination "follow God's light"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"She was just high enough, and could light the lamps." "She was just high enough, and could light the lamps."
Reginald working on his slate by the light of a candle Reginald working on his slate by the light of a candle
She a-offerin' to light up the world, if she only had a place to stand up on She a-offerin' to light up the world, if she only had a place to stand up on
Both brass and pottery candlesticks have been found. The candle was the standard lighting device during the 17th century Both brass and pottery candlesticks have been found. The candle was the standard lighting device during the 17th century
Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s foot,” was used for setting the string of a light hunting crossbow. It was found 4 miles from Jamestown. showing the use of a “goat’s foot” from _Weapons, A Pictorial History_ by Edwin Tunis Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s...
The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light
The porcupine stood in the shade but the background was light The porcupine stood in the shade but the background was light
"AFOOT AND LIGHT-HEARTED." "AFOOT AND LIGHT-HEARTED."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pigeons can see ultraviolet lights
    • Light (Pyrotech) A firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored flame; as, a Bengal light .
    • Light Appearance due to the particular facts and circumstances presented to view; point of view; as, to state things fairly and put them in the right light . "Frequent consideration of a thing . . . shows it in its several lights and various ways of appearance."
    • Light Easily bestowed; inconsiderately rendered. "To a fair semblance doth light faith annex."
    • Light Easy to admit influence; inconsiderate; easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile; as, a light, vain person; a light mind. "There is no greater argument of a light and inconsiderate person than profanely to scoff at religion."
    • Light Easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as, light food; also, containing little nutriment.
    • Light Easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not difficult; as, a light affliction or task. "Light sufferings give us leisure to complain."
    • Light Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the apartment is light .
    • Light Having little, or comparatively little, weight; not tending to be the center of gravity with force; not heavy. "These weights did not exert their natural gravity, . . . insomuch that I could not guess which was light or heavy whilst I held them in my hand."
    • Light Indulging in, or inclined to, levity; wanting dignity or solemnity; trifling; gay; frivolous; airy; unsubstantial. "Seneca can not be too heavy, nor Plautus too light .""Specimens of New England humor laboriously light and lamentably mirthful."
    • Light Life; existence. "O, spring to light, auspicious Babe, be born !"
    • adv Light līt Lightly; cheaply.
    • Light Loose; sandy; easily pulverized; as, a light soil.
    • Light Not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by physical strength; as, a light burden, or load. "Ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light ."
    • Light Not copious or heavy; not dense; not inconsiderable; as, a light rain; a light snow; light vapors.
    • Light Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift. "Unmarried men are best friends, best masters . . . but not always best subjects, for they are light to run away."
    • Light Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons; as, light troops; a troop of light horse.
    • Light Not heavily burdened; not deeply laden; not sufficiently ballasted; as, the ship returned light .
    • Light Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished; as, light coin.
    • Light Not pressing heavily or hard upon; hence, having an easy, graceful manner; delicate; as, a light touch; a light style of execution.
    • Light Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy. "Are his wits safe? Is he not light of brain ?"
    • Light Not strong or violent; moderate; as, a light wind.
    • Light One who is conspicuous or noteworthy; a model or example; as, the lights of the age or of antiquity. "Joan of Arc,
      A light of ancient France."
    • Light Open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity. "The duke yet would have dark deeds darkly answered; he would never bring them to light ."
    • Light Prosperity; happiness; joy; felicity. "Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thy health shall spring forth speedily."
    • Light Slight; not important; as, a light error.
    • Light That agent, force, or action in nature by the operation of which upon the organs of sight, objects are rendered visible or luminous.
    • Light That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc. "Then he called for a light, and sprang in.""And God made two great lights ; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night."
    • Light That which illumines or makes clear to the mind; mental or spiritual illumination; enlightenment; knowledge; information. "He shall never know
      That I had any light of this from thee."
    • Light The brightness of the eye or eyes. "He seemed to find his way without his eyes;
      For out o'door he went without their helps,
      And, to the last, bended their light on me."
    • Light (Paint) The manner in which the light strikes upon a picture; that part of a picture which represents those objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the more illuminated part of a landscape or other scene; -- opposed to shade. Cf. Chiaroscuro.
    • Light The medium through which light is admitted, as a window, or window pane; a skylight; in architecture, one of the compartments of a window made by a mullion or mullions. "There were windows in three rows, and light was against light in three ranks."
    • Light The power of perception by vision. "My strength faileth me; as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me."
    • Light The time during which the light of the sun is visible; day; especially, the dawn of day. "The murderer, rising with the light, killeth the poor and needy."
    • Light To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light. "His bishops lead him forth, and light him on."
    • Light To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; -- with up; as, the room light up very well.
    • Light To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not light .
    • Light To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly with into. "The several degrees of vision, which the assistance of glasses (casually at first lit on) has taught us to conceive.""They shall light into atheistical company.""And here we lit on Aunt Elizabeth,
      And Lilia with the rest."
    • Light To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or upon. "On me, me only, as the source and spring
      Of all corruption, all the blame lights due."
    • Light To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect. "The bee lights on that, and this, and tasteth all.""On the tree tops a crested peacock lit ."
    • Light To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; -- with from off on upon at in. "When she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.""Slowly rode across a withered heath,
      And lighted at a ruined inn."
    • Light To feel light; to be made happy. "It made all their hearts to light ."
    • Light To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; -- often with up. "Ah, hopeless, lasting flames! like those that burn
      To light the dead."
      "One hundred years ago, to have lit this theater as brilliantly as it is now lighted would have cost, I suppose, fifty pounds.""The sun has set, and Vesper, to supply
      His absent beams, has lighted up the sky."
    • v. t Light To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off. "From his head the heavy burgonet did light ."
    • Light To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; -- sometimes with up. "If a thousand candles be all lighted from one.""And the largest lamp is lit .""Absence might cure it, or a second mistress Light up another flame, and put out this."
    • Light Wanton; unchaste; as, a woman of light character. "A light wife doth make a heavy husband."
    • Light Well leavened; not heavy; as, light bread.
    • Light White or whitish; not intense or very marked; not of a deep shade; moderately colored; as, a light color; a light brown; a light complexion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The projection light used for IMAX theaters can be seen from space.
    • light Bright; clear; not dark or obscure: as, it begins to be light (said of the morning); a light apartment.
    • light Pale or whitish in color; applied to colors, highly luminous and more or less deficient in chroma: as, a light complexion; a light pink.
    • light To become light or bright; exhibit a bright or luminous effect; shine, as from internal or reflected light: as, her face lighted up with joy; the picture lights up well.
    • light To catch fire; kindle, as something to which fire is applied.
    • light To make light; give light to, or shed light upon, literally or figuratively; provide with light; illuminate; irradiate: as, to light an apartment; a smile lighted up his countenance.
    • light To kindle; ignite; cause to burn, either literally or figuratively: as, to light a fire or a match; to light the torch of rebellion.
    • n light That which makes things visible; in physics, that form of energy which, acting upon the organs of sight, renders visible the objects from which it proceeds. The now abandoned emission or corpuscular theory, which was advocated by Newton, represented light as consisting of minute material particles emitted by the luminous body and traveling through space in all directions from it, with immense velocity; the sensation of sight being due to the action of these particles upon the eye. According to the undulatory theory, which is now generally accepted, light is a kind of undulatory motion produced by the luminous body in the particles of an elastic, imponderable medium called the luminiferous ether (see ether, 2), which is supposed to fill all space, as also the interstices of all bodies. This motion is propagated in waves (see wave) in all directions from the luminous body, and with a velocity in a vacuum of about 186,000 miles per second. The rays sent out or radiated in straight lines from the luminous body differ in wave-length, although apparently propagated with the same velocity; the eye is sensitive to those only whose wave-lengths are included between certain narrow limits, namely, those corresponding to red and violet light (see spectrum). Light is, then, a part of the kind of energy called radiant energy (see radiant energy, under energy, and radiation). The electromagnetic theory of light, proposed by Maxwell, supposes light (or, more generally, radiant energy) to be an electromagnetic disturbance propagated by vibrations at right angles to the direction of the ray, and taking place in the same ether the strains or vibrations of which serve to propagate electromagnetic induction. In confirmation of this theory, it is found that the experimentally determined velocities of the propagation of light and of electromagnetic induction are nearly the same. The principal phenomena of light are grouped under the following heads: Absorption, or the transformation of the vibration of the ether into the molecular vibrations of the body upon which the light falls or through which it passes. The effect of the absorption of part of the light-rays by a body is to give it color; thus, grass is green because it sends back to the eye only the rays which together produce the effect of green, the other rays being absorbed; and a piece of red glass owes its color to the fact that it transmits only that part of the light whose combined effect upon the eye is that of red. According to the degree of absorption of light, a body is said to be transparent, translucent, opaque, etc. Connected with absorption are the phenomena of fluorescence and phosphorescence.
    • n light In physiology, the sensation produced by the action of physical luminosity upon the organ of vision. See color.
    • n light Illumination or enlightenment as an effluence or a result; radiation from or to anything, in either a physical or a moral sense; luminosity; glow; radiance: as, the light of the sun, of a taper, or of a glowworm; to be guided by the light of reason; to shed new light on a subject.
    • n light The state or condition of being visible; exposure to view; hence, public observation; publicity: as, his misdeeds have come to light.
    • n light That which gives light; a source of illumination; a body that emits or transmits rays of light, as the sun, the moon, a star, a beacon, a candle, etc.; in pyrotechnics, any piece of fireworks which burns brightly.
    • n light Hence Figuratively, a source of mental or spiritual illumination; one who or that which enlightens, as an eminent teacher; anything which diffuses knowledge, instruction, or information; a guiding power or principle; also, a source of cheerfulness or joy.
    • n light Means of communicating light or fire; something to kindle with: as, to give one a light for a cigar.
    • n light A lighthouse: as, Fastnet light; Sandy Hook light.
    • n light That which admits light; a medium or an opening for the entrance of light, as a window, or a pane or compartment of a window: as, a window consisting of three lights; a light of glass.
    • n light The manner in which the light strikes upon an object or a picture; also, an illuminated part of an object or picture; the part which lies opposite the point or place from which the light comes or is supposed to come.
    • n light The point of view from which, or position in which, anything is looked at or considered; the side or features to which attention is paid; aspect.
    • n light In law, the right to have one's windows unobscured by obstructions on the part of one's neighbors.
    • n light In painting, a small patch or surface of very light color, as white, used in a design, to diversify the effect of the darker colors.
    • n light A torch-bearer; a link-boy.
    • n light In theology, the capacity which belongs to man of discovering some of the truths of religion without the aid of revelation: opposed to divine light.
    • n light In the Greek Church, the feast of the Epiphany, or manifestation of Christ to the world, especially at his baptism. The name also refers to the illumination (baptism) of believers, and to the great number of lights carried at the ceremony of the benediction of the waters (see water) on the day of that feast, symbolical of illumination and baptism.
    • n light A light produced artificially, and used for signals, etc. (See also arc-light, flash-light.) Synonyms and Flash, Blaze, etc. See flame, n.
    • light Having little or relatively little actual weight; not burdensome; not cumbrous or unwieldy: as, a light load; light weapons.
    • light Having little weight as compared with bulk; of little density or specific gravity; not heavy, either absolutely or relatively: as, feathers and cork are light; oil is lighter than water.
    • light Of short weight; weighing less than the proper or standard amount: as, to use light weights in trade; light coin.
    • light In cookery, not heavy or soggy; spongy; well raised: said of bread, cakes, and the like.
    • light Lacking that which burdens or makes heavy; hence, free from burden or impediment; unencumbered: as, light infantry; the ship returned light.
    • light Not heavy in action or effect; lacking force or intensity; moderate; slight; buoyant; agile; sprightly: as, a ship of light draft; light of foot; a light hand; light sleep; a light wind; light comedy.
    • light Not weighty; of little import or consequence; trivial; unimportant: as, a light remark; light reading; a light fault.
    • light Not burdensome, hard, or difficult; easy to perform, to endure, to digest, etc.; slight; inconsiderable: as, light work; light punishment; a light repast; a light wine.
    • light Not weighed down; free from care or annoyance; cheerful; jubilant: as, a light heart.
    • light Lacking moral or mental gravity; characterized by or exhibiting levity; volatile; capricious; frivolous: as, a light mind; light conduct.
    • light Hence Given to levity of conduct; loose in morals; wanton; unchaste.
    • light Having a sensation of lightness; giddy; dizzy; hence, flighty in mind; delirious.
    • light Adapted for or employed in light work.
    • light Quickly passing; fleeting; transitory.
    • light Without substance; not nutritious or satisfying.
    • light Weak; sickly.
    • light The lungs, especially of a brute animal (most frequently in the phrase liver and lights): so called from their lightness.
    • light Not heavily; not with full weight or force.
    • light Lightly; cheaply.
    • light Easily; readily; nimbly.
    • light With light or easy effort; without requiring or exerting much power: as, a light-running wagon or machine.
    • light To make light or less heavy; lighten; ease of a burden.
    • light To deliver, as of a child.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Light travels at the rate of 186,200 miles a second.
    • n Light līt that which shines or is brilliant: the agent by which objects are rendered visible: the power of vision: day: dawn of day: that which gives light, as the sun, a candle: the illuminated part of a picture: means of communicating fire or light: a lighthouse: :
    • adj Light not dark: bright: whitish
    • v.t Light to give light to: to set fire to: to attend with a light
    • v.i Light to become light or bright:—pr.p. light′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. light′ed or lit
    • adj Light līt not heavy: of short weight: easily suffered or performed: easily digested: not heavily armed: active: not heavily burdened: unimportant: not dense or copious or intense: gentle: gay, lively: amusing: unchaste: loose, sandy: giddy, delirious: idle, worthless
    • vs.t Light to make less heavy: to alleviate, cheer
    • advs Light (Shak.) commonly, usually
    • v.i Light līt (with on, upon) to stoop from flight: to settle: to rest: to come by chance: (with down, from) to descend, to alight
    • pr.p Light light′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. light′ed or lit
    • n Light līt (fig.) mental or spiritual illumination: enlightenment: knowledge: public view: point of view: a conspicuous person: an aperture for admitting light
    • n Light līt (B.) prosperity, favour
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Quotations

  • David Hare
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    “Children always turn to the light.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “More light!”
  • Ruth E. Renkel
    Ruth E. Renkel
    “Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.”
  • Sophocles
    Sophocles
    “Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.”
  • Matthew Arnold
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    “The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.”
  • James Russell Lowell
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    “Light is the symbol of truth.”

Idioms

A light purse is a heavy curse - Life is difficult when you don't have much money.
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Cold light of day - If you see things in the cold light of day, you see them as they really are, not as you might want them to be.
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Get the green light - If you get the green light to do something, you are given the necessary permission, authorisation.
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Green light - If you are given the green light, you are given approval to do something.
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In light of - 'In light of' is similar to 'due to'.
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Many hands make light work - This idiom means that when everyone gets involved in something, the work gets done quickly.
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More heat than light - If a discussion generates more heat than light, it doesn't provide answers, but does make people angry.
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Out like a light - If you are out like a light, you fall fast asleep.
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Red light district - The red light district is the area of a town or city where there is prostitution, sex shops, etc.
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See the light - When someone sees the light, they realise the truth.
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Shed light - If you shed light on something, you make it clearer and easier to understand.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. light, liht, AS. leóht,; akin to OS. lioht, D. & G. licht, OHG. lioht, Goth. liuhaþ, Icel. ljōs, L. lux, light, lucere, to shine, Gr. leyko`s white, Skr. ruc, to shine. √122. Cf. Lucid Lunar Luminous Lynx
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leóht; Ger. licht.

Usage

In literature:

There is a sharp line to be drawn between light tackle that is right and light tackle that is wrong.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Only behind the screen on the wall in rear of the table was there light.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Assuredly it was not a ray of light as we understand light.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
The complete plants are called "House Lighting," "Farm Lighting," or "Isolated" plants.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
We can visit the farthest universe with the velocity of light, since light is our conveyance.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
Overhead, concealed lights made the room as light as day.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
He walked into the meanly lighted saloon, while O'Brien reluctantly turned up the light again.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
It was a light of hope, where, before, all had been darkness.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
And, in the last second of the ghostly light of the flares, Lance's bewildered eyes saw the face of the man inside it.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
The light stopped him for a moment.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
Martin seemed to see a light, also, a dim, uncertain light.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
The light waves will forever prevent us from actually seeing the atom.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
He tries to paint up to out-door light or paint down to in-door light.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
There was no light in the room; indeed, light would have been of no service to him in his state.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Billy's room was bright with moonlight, hence she did not light a light.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
On entering the shack, now dimly lighted by a fire, she did not need to repeat her question.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
I went through the War all right, on a pretty even keel, because I thought I saw a bright light at the end.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
The Marchesa told Carlotta to go away, but not to put out the light.
"The Patriot" by Antonio Fogazzaro
Shops were closed, lights were out, Vanity Fair had disappeared.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
Hummel looked proudly on the long stream of red lights which flickered about and lighted up his house.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
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In poetry:

You love me, and I find you still
A spirit beautiful and bright,
Yet I am I, who long to be
Lost as a light is lost in light.
"I Am Not Yours" by Sara Teasdale
Brightly doth Thy manger shine,
Glorious is its light divine.
Let not sin o'ercloud this light;
Ever be our faith thus bright.
"Savior of the Nations, Come" by Martin Luther
I struggle towards the light; and ye,
Once-long’d-for storms of love!
If with the light ye cannot be,
I bear that ye remove.
"Absence" by Matthew Arnold
A thousand homes for miles on miles,
I press the pane to see;
And each has lights that wait its own
As my lights wait for me–
"Travel Prayer" by Margaret Widdemer
O they rade on, and on they rade,
And a' by the light of the moon,
Until they came to yon wan water,
And there they lighted down.
"The Douglas Tragedy" by Andrew Lang
Light fills the hills with God,
Wind with his breath,
And here, in his abode,
Light, wind, and air praise God,
And this poor breath.
"Montserrat" by Arthur Symons

In news:

I was using some light Chanel foundation at that time, and Michael sent back a note to say, thanks, but the foundation wasn't quite light enough for him.
It's the first day of SIB, the bi-annual club lighting and sound show in Rimini, Italy, and already there's news: Martin Professional is debuting a new lighting console designed to compete against the Wholehog, grandMA, and all the rest.
Laser light is sexy light.
A 2010 light installation entitled ' Speed of Light ' in London.
The Saturday conference has, among other discussions, David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group interviewing Jules Fisher (8 Tony awards for lighting for Broadway shows) about Storytelling with Light.
The results aren't visible under normal light (top), but the contamination into the skin appear as fluorescent spots under UV light (bottom).
The formation of a new global consortium made up from lighting industry players, with the aim of creating a globally accepted standard for a management software interface for outdoor lighting networks, has been announced.
BRISTOL — More than two million holiday lights, enough to stretch from Bristol to Boone, N.C. More than 200 light displays and a new entrance to the largest holiday light show in the Southeast is set to open Nov 16 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
NEW EYES FOR THE COBRAS – Existing "cobra-head" streetlights would get new LED lights through an energy-saving effort coordinated by the Cape Light Compact.
Photo taken during filming of the light saber duel between Darth Vader (uncredited stunt double Bob Anderson) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in "The Empire Strikes Back," before the light saber glows were optically added.
Red-light violation tickets are only issued to vehicles that do not stop at red lights, according to the city of Chicago.
Award-winning lighting designer Don Holder won a Tony for his lighting of The Lion King (which opened on Broadway in 1997 and is still running…), and a second Tony for Lincoln Center Theatre's current revival of South Pacific.
Interfit, one of the leading manufacturers of tungsten lighting is pleased to announce the arrival of a remarkably simple lighting system.
Student lighting designer Anna Martin had to help the directors explore theatrical lighting for the first time, as none had a theatre background.
Yellow Light, Pink Light, White Light from Established & Sons.
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In science:

The phase function introduced above can be used to describe not only the single scattering of light by independently scattering particles but also light scattering by a large collection of such particles in the regime of multiple light scattering.
Transport mean free path for Magneto-Transverse Light Diffusion: an alternative approach
Generally, S-duality changes the light-like noncommutativity parameter by θ i− → ǫij θj−, where the epsilon symbol involves the directions transverse to the light-cone coordinates.
On Theories With Light-Like Noncommutativity
The dipole constant at which rigid rotation reaches speed-of-light limit is called the light cylinder: Rlc = c/Ω .
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
For F < 1, the light is referred to as sub-Poissonian since its photocount noise is smaller than that of coherent light with the same intensity.
Quantum, classical and semiclassical analyses of photon statistics in harmonic generation
Whereas for F > 1, the light is called super-Poissonian with the photocount noise higher than that for coherent light.
Quantum, classical and semiclassical analyses of photon statistics in harmonic generation
Gea-Banacloche, “The specular reflection of light off light,” Am. J.
Constructing Fresnel reflection coefficients by ruler and compass
It can be seen that the source is substantially more variable at λ ≤ 3.5 µm, the light emitted by the photosphere, than at λ ≥ 4.9 µm, the light emitted by the circumstellar dust.
The Very Slow Wind From the Pulsating Semiregular Red Giant L2 Pup
The situation is completely different for the light-light spectrum of table III.
Infrared behavior of the running coupling constant and bound states in QCD
Kent wrote, “The light from M31 was removed approximately by fitting second order polynomials to the background light in the frame of M32 obtained with the Bausch & Lomb 8000 [a 20 cm aperture telescope with a 15′ × 25′ field of view] excluding an area about M32 itself”.
Evidence for an outer disk in the Prototype `Compact Elliptical' Galaxy M32
A, −B, −B, −B ) Now, one may ask when the local light velocity c(x, y, z ) ≡ q A B, defined as a ‘particle’ velocity from the condition ds2 = ˆgµν dxµdxν = 0, agrees with the curved-space equivalent of the phase velocity of light pulses.
A connection between gravity and the Higgs field
Light transmission through a triple of polarizers Both the theories (quantum mechanics and hidden-variable theory) give practically the same predictions for light transmission through a pair of polarizers.
Quantum mechanics and EPR paradox
We consider the hypothesis that light directly traces mass in M49, so that Mtot (r) in equation (6) comes from integrating the stellar luminosity density profile and multiplying by a constant, stellar mass-to-light ratio.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
The light, dotted line is the stellar mass distribution of equation (14) with a fitted R-band stellar mass-to-light ratio Υ0 = 5.7M⊙ L−1 R,⊙ (and the galaxy parameters γ, a, and Ltot already fixed by the fit to the surface brightness profile in Figure 15).
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
The mode functions characterize the classical, wave-like, properties of light, whereas the quantum amplitudes ˆak describe the quantum features of light.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
In this situation, we can decompose both the incident light and the outgoing light into plane waves.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
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