Accidental lights

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Accidental lights (Paint) secondary lights; effects of light other than ordinary daylight, such as the rays of the sun darting through a cloud, or between the leaves of trees; the effect of moonlight, candlelight, or burning bodies.
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Usage

In literature:

They seemed, in the last sad light of evening, not to be there accidentally, but as an inevitable detail of the landscape.
"The Troll Garden and Selected Stories" by Willa Cather
It happened, one day, that an accidental discovery caused Alwin to regard these festivities in a new light.
"The Thrall of Leif the Lucky" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
A remark accidentally made by her husband cast a new light upon her fate.
"The Clique of Gold" by Emile Gaboriau
The conversation was light and sportful, taking once or twice only, and accidentally, as it were, a political turn.
"Zenobia" by William Ware
Like a flash of light came the knowledge that one of the drunkards, an Indian as I believed, had stumbled upon me accidentally.
"The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley" by James Otis
In a moment I will show you how to light the candles in case one is accidentally blown out and you have no match.
"Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater" by Vance Barnum
My companion accidentally put out his light, and in sport came and blew out mine.
"The Book of Enterprise and Adventure" by Anonymous
His acts of kindness came to light accidentally after many years.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford
Accidentally I lighted on your footsteps; and, by suitable inquiries on the road, have finally traced you hither.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Bud Light and Billy Dime accidentally met the car in the valley and accompanied it vigorously through Moonstone Canon.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
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In news:

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (Reuters) — President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was "lightly wounded" after a military patrol accidentally fired on his convoy, the government said Saturday.
Police say a man accidentally blew off his hand when he lighted fireworks during a power outage, thinking it was a candle.
Sunday's fire at Baldwin Creek Apartments was accidentally caused by a malfunctioning light fixture, the Fort Wayne Fire Department said today.
While driving to pick up lunch, you accidentally bump into the car in front of you—a light fender bender —that pops open the other car's trunk.
While driving to pick up lunch, you accidentally bump into the car in front of you—a light fender bender—that pops open the other car's trunk.
Police say a man accidentally blew off his hand when he lighted fireworks during.
We had no problems, but for one stop by a police officer when we ran a red light accidentally.
When Edison invented the light bulb, did he accidentally spawn a cancer epidemic.
Authorities say a Butler woman was seriously burned when she accidentally ignited her hair while trying to light a cigarette.
Authorities say a northern New Jersey woman was seriously burned when she accidentally ignited her hair while trying to light a cigarette.
(AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey woman was seriously burned when she accidentally ignited her hair while trying to light a cigarette.
Our industry seems to be experiencing an increase in the number of children accidentally falling from chairlifts, as "Up in the Air" (SAM, July 2012) brought to light.
All overhead light bulbs in the barn should be encased in "jelly jars" or wire mesh frames to prevent horses from accidentally cutting their heads upon contact and to keep cobwebs off the hot surfaces (another cause of barn fires).
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In science:

Unfortunately, the prototype has been accidentally exposed for several hours to attenuated day light before the third run (june 2000) was taken, resulting in a significant decrease of the overall PMT detection efficiency by about 30%.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
Possible sources are accidentals (noise), the PSPM glass window, fibers in the detector, connectors or light guide cables.
Testrun results from prototype fiber detectors for high rate particle tracking
As the light Higgs mass window is enlarged from mh ± 10 GeV to mh ± 20 GeV, it becomes more likely that accidental pairings reconstruct the light Higgs boson.
Double Higgs production at TeV Colliders in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model
As the light Higgs mass window is enlarged from mh ± 10 GeV to mh ± 20 GeV, it becomes more likely that accidental pairings reconstruct the light Higgs boson.
The Higgs Working Group: Summary Report
From left to right, top to bottom the first image is that of a candidate gamma-ray (pointing to the putative source the center of the field), an accidental trigger from Poisson fluctuations in the night sky background light, a hadronic shower from a cosmic-ray event, and a ring image from a single muon.
Gamma-Ray Summary Report
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