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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Old-light denoting those of the Seceders from the Church of Scotland who continued to hold unchanged the principle of the connection between church and state—the position maintained by the first Seceders in 1733
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  • John Burroughs
    “How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”
  • Philip Larkin
    Philip Larkin
    “Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.”
  • Robertson Davies
    “A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.”
  • Christopher Columbus
    Christopher Columbus
    “Following the light of the old sun, we left the old world”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. eald; Dut. oud; Ger. alt.


In literature:

Od's light, This is a fine old boy as e'er I saw!
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
Later the old leaky house received a tile roof, part of it was removed and with it the room where first I saw the light of day.
"Tales of Aztlan" by George Hartmann
The old woman of the world interpreted this by her own lights.
"Our Friend the Charlatan" by George Gissing
The old woman ran lightly to the window.
"Sparrows" by Horace W. C. Newte
The lights of the old place are on the lake.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
The old potatoe-days became pathetically edged with dead light to Emilia.
"Sandra Belloni, Complete" by George Meredith
By the light of the street lamp he saw it was an old Georgian town house.
"Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo" by William Le Queux
His fine, old, wrinkled face lighted with a smile of kindly interest.
"The Rainbow Trail" by Zane Grey
She recalled, with more subtle emotions, that he did not look at her now with any of the old light of satisfaction or approval in his eye.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
The courtyard was now lighted, but each individual was so engrossed by his own sorrows that no one noticed the old astrologer.
"Joshua, Complete" by Georg Ebers
In the dim light that came from the kitchen he saw the old woman's white bonnet.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
The old smile will sometimes light the eye, and awake the old playfulness of the lip.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The lights of the swift passing boats and the light of the stars were just as in childhood and the old love-time.
"Imaginations and Reveries" by (A.E.) George William Russell
Her pale hair was as smoothly braided, and her light gray dress fitted as precisely as of old.
"Lady Audley's Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
He went up into the pulpit, taking out the Bible that lay on the shelf, lighting a candle, glancing uneasily at the old man on the steps.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 60, October 1862" by Various
A faint light burned on the inside, a night-lamp with an old-fashioned brass bowl.
"Birthright" by T.S. Stribling
An old lady writing, also by candle-light.
"Lady John Russell"
He laughed across at Rod, a little uneasily, but with the old light back in his eyes.
"The Wolf Hunters" by James Oliver Curwood
Then old 'Liza loomed up in the arbor door, darkening out the light.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Or you may just call it a good, old-fashioned search-light, which it is.
"Soldier Silhouettes on our Front" by William L. Stidger

In poetry:

Dark was it then in heaven, but light below;
For there the demon wandered to and fro,
Tilting aloft upon a slender pole
The orb of day—the pilfering old soul.
"A Servian Legend" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A wealth of rest in the evening light-
The wine of thought from a book to quaff,
And a smile for the old thief, Time, by right
Of the sound of my son’s upsurging laugh!
"Days’ End" by Robert Steel Byrnes
No more than colour in the changing light,
No more than order in the stars of night;
A breathing tree was but gaunt wood and leaves;
All these had lost their old power over me.
"The Shock" by John Freeman
And as I wondered still
At the painter's matchless skill,
That work of buried genius,
With its mingled light and shade,
And its beauty's silent magic,
This tale of old conveyed.
"The Painter Of Florence" by Ernest Jones
--Then, and then only, have I thought how sweet
Old age might sink upon a windy youth,
Quiet beneath the riding-light of truth,
Weathered through storms, and gracious in retreat.
"Evening" by Victoria Sackville-West
So the sacred types of old
Their last witness shall unfold;
So like stars before the day
In His light shall pass away;
So the quick and dead shall own
Christ is Lord and Christ alone.
"The Transfiguration" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

SINCE the Soviet Union came apart a little over five years ago, historians have awaited the opening of long-sealed archives in Moscow and other capitals of the former East bloc, hoping for new light on old questions.
MY daughter Mary, 14 years old, was undressing for bed one night when she noticed a light in her window.
A "down on his luck" 54-year-old transient is accused of robbing the Yelm Timberland Bank of a single $20 bill Wednesday afternoon, then leaving the bank, lighting a cigarette, and waiting or police to arrest him.
In light of the disappearance of a ten year-old Colorado girl, it's important for parents to be aware of how their school notifies parents of students' absences.
Martine and Louise Fokkens are 70 years old and still turning on their red lights, making them Amsterdam 's oldest prostitutes.
The old lights came in only 10 colors.
A 30-year-old Palm Springs man was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor drunken driving after he rear- ended an unoccupied police car that was parked with its emergency lights flashing, investigators say.
A compact fluorescent light bulb uses about 75 percent less energy than the old-fashioned kind and lasts up to 10 times longer.
Bentonville Police said bus driver Lisa Fitzner had a green light before hitting 17-year-old at a Bentonville intersection on Oct 4.
Curious children may decide to light old fireworks.
I've also heard that Old Orchard Light was blown down by the storm, and am checking on that.
If you drive through the Old Northside community at night there's a lack of street lights .
Her old light moves along the branches.
Sixty-one year old Pat Dunn has more than one good reason to promote the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer vigil at 6:30 pm Nov 13 at Flagler Hospital — her children.
This desire for change was sparked by her four year-old brother, Gavyn, who was trying to cook a tortilla on top of a light bulb.

In science:

Though much of the aligned light is in UV components, the underlying old elliptical is also wellaligned with the radio axis.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
We examine some of the SN Ia light curve properties of the CfA3 and OLD samples.
CfA3: 185 Type Ia Supernova Light Curves from the CfA
In starburst galaxies, the light emitted by massive stars dominates the photon budget along most of the spectral energy distribution: hidden by the luminous stars, the fraction of old stellar population is systematically underestimated by current methods (Wuyt et al. 2009).
Extreme Starbursts in the Local Universe
Adams et al. (2011b) themselves studied their light curves in detail, but adopted old values of MA and RA from Paper III for calculating the system properties.
Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets. V. New results for 38 planets
R is the ratio of the mass-to-light-ratios of the old and the young stellar population.
The faint end of the Tully-Fisher relation
These investigators use an old idea by Shectman 105, 106, that the optical background light can be used to obtain information about the underlying distribution of galaxies.
Cluster Surveys
When high statistics data are available at CLEO-c and BES-III we can study c → p+ R where R ≡ light hadrons and complement the old p ¯p data from LEAR.
The End of the Constituent Quark Model?
The old question of light versus mass has surfaced repeatedly, particularly when mass overdensities are associated with rich clusters.
Nearby Large-Scale Structures and the Zone of Avoidance: A Conference Summary and Assessment
HST SNAP program 9148 took 33 STIS images of the locations of old Type Ia supernovae in the search for new Type Ia light echoes.
A Light Echo from Type Ia Supernova 1995E?
The starting assumptions of the ”old” PYHTI A-PS kinematics are that the z parameter of a branch is the ratio of squared cm energies after and before each branch instead of the fraction of light-cone momenta, and that the Q2 is identical to the virtuality of the evolving partons.
The NLO multileg working group: summary report
The spectrum of this galaxy is characterized by absorption features typical of an old stellar population and its light profile is bulge dominated (Waddington et al.
The population of early-type galaxies at 1
In this section I will present the procedure and the results of the testing of 250 PMTs, this testing was made with the original old linear bases. I used the Am241 light pulser to determine the high voltage corresponding to the gain 107, the result is shown in the figure 5.
Note on Drexel tests of the IMB R1408 PMTs used in the inner veto of both far and near detectors of the Double Chooz experiment
A recent publication by the KTeV Collaboration of the branching ratio for the π 0 → e+e− decay renews the interest to the old problem of the light pseudoscalar meson decays into a lepton pair.
MesonNet Workshop on Meson Transition Form Factors
Contemporary light curves do not look much different than these old observations, but the interpretation is entirely different.
Contact Stars in Microlensing Surveys
The idea to exploit the fact that the mass of a heavy quark is large compared to the typical scale Λ of the light QCD degrees of freedom (e.g. the constituent mass of a light quark or the scale of the QCD coupling constant ΛQCD ) is in fact quite old.
Review of Heavy Quark Effective Theory