Flash light


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flash light a kind of light shown by lighthouses, produced by the revolution of reflectors, so as to show a flash of light every few seconds, alternating with periods of dimness.
    • Flash light (Law) See under Ancient Calcium, etc.
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Knowledge does not come to us in details, but in flashes of light from heaven.”
  • Erich Segal
    Erich Segal
    “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”
  • Edwin P. Whipple
    Edwin P. Whipple
    “An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly.”


In literature:

On such nights the Northern Lights flashed and gleamed and danced in the sky and swept the forest world with mystery.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
He flashed on the electric light and saw that the hour was a little after eleven.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
The blackness of the waters was suddenly broken by a sharp flash of light, perhaps two hundred yards off to starboard.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
He was obviously the man who struck down Mr. Cole, and whose light the constable saw flashing in the upper window.
"The Man Who Knew" by Edgar Wallace
I thought the last flash lighted on his visage as though it would tarry there a while ere it departed!
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Half-decayed, it made a little phosphor glowing in the dark and its long teeth flashed as he played a beam of light over it.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
The flashing light-rays all about us now seemed mingled in inextricable confusion.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
The street lights were flashing by, and not far ahead were the frequent lights of houses.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
But Chirpy simply couldn't keep his eyes off that wonderful flash-light when Freddie Firefly was in the neighborhood.
"The Tale of Chirpy Cricket" by Arthur Scott Bailey
As he spoke there was a vivid flash of light.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
There was a little party in session at the Jones's and some one decided to take a flash-light picture.
"Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence" by Grant Milnor Hyde
The bucket stopped, then Paul leaned over the side, and flashed the light of the lantern on the water.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
I think we both drew back, instinctively, when the light flashed on.
"No Clue" by James Hay
All were pouring in rapid broadsides, and the dark waters were lighted up like a fiery sea by the ceaseless flashing of the guns.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
They caught a glimpse of him as he came out from behind the tree, saw the light flash on his bow and he was gone.
"Rainbow Hill" by Josephine Lawrence
The limousine dwindled, once it flashed under a light, and then vanished.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
An electric light flashed out from the wall.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The flash was obtained from any distant and visible light by means of a complicated system of mirrors.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
I had an impression of falling; then everything dissolved in a flash of light.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
Carnes bent down and ventured a short flash from a carefully guarded light.
"The Great Drought" by Sterner St. Paul Meek

In poetry:

Hail, beauteous Spring, the meads are green,
The lordly elms rejoice;
Yon river flashes in the light,
The springs send up a voice.
"To Spring" by James Avis Bartley
Flashed fainter, then wholly faded
Before we had passed the wood;
But the light of the face behind it
Went with me and stayed for good.
"An Ember Picture" by James Russell Lowell
Youth's lightning flash of joy secure
Passed seldom o'er His spright, -
A well of serious thought and pure.
Too deep for earthly light.
"St. Philip And St. James" by John Keble
And so, as I sit in the merry light
Of the blaze that upward flashes,
I think, like these, our dearest hopes
May come to dust and ashes.
"Old Letters: To Mrs. Annie P____" by Sallie Williams Hardcastle
O what is that light I see flashing so clear
Over the distance brightly, brightly?
Only the sun on their weapons, dear,
As they step lightly.
"O What Is That Sound" by W H Auden
The light thou beholdest
Stream through the heavens,
In flashes of crimson,
Is but my red beard
Blown by the night-wind,
Affrighting the nations!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf I. -- The Challenge Of T" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

'Move Over' for Flashing Lights.
More accidents on the roadways, means more emergency vehicles on the roads with flashing lights.
At these locations, the green light, which signaled drivers in the left hand turn lane to yield when entering the intersection, was replaced with a flashing yellow arrow.
There's something oddly cool about seeing these tractors and other farm vehicles lit up with flashing festive lights .
American DJ has introduced the Color Shot, an LED DMX-compatible strobe light , featuring RGB color mixing to create color flashing effects.
For the next two weeks, weather permitting, you may be able to see flashes of light and shooting stars.
TxDOT Installs New Flashing Light Signals.
Speakers thumped out bass-heavy remixes while flashing neon lights danced through a fog machine.
' Move Over ' for Flashing Lights.
Drivers are required to " move over " for flashing lights, including for tow trucks.
But all figure prominently in the past of the city that has long been associated with glamorous, flashing lights from the Strip to downtown.
Optional flashing light available.
There are exceptions, of course, but science fiction and fantasy covers often feature images of lone figures and bright flashes of light.
A patrol car with sirens screaming and blue lights flashing was headed east on Oglethorpe Boulevard when it smashed into a Chevrolet Malibu going north on Monroe Street before 7:45 pm Friday, stated an Albany Police Department report.
He said the Korean pilots still should have seen the flashes from his gun and also noticed when the SU-15 flashed his lights.

In science:

On the length of 2 m the fibre has every 30 mm a notch which flashes light with homogeneity of ±20 %. The system is foreseen for calibration of silicon photomultipliers embedded in scintillation tiles.
Calibration prototype for the EUDET HCAL
The technique based on a comparison with the Rayleigh-scattered light was proposed by the FLASH and the Madrid groups at a previous workshop . A nitrogen pulsed laser beam crosses the collision chamber in the place of the electron beam.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
Among the FXTs detected by the BeppoSAX WFC there are ∼30 events showing the same properties of the X-ray counterparts of GRBs (light curve shape, duration, non thermal spectrum, isotropic distribution) but with no corresponding signal in the GRBM: new events called X-Ray Flashes (XRFs).
The BeppoSAX revolution in Gamma-Ray Burst science