calcium light

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n calcium light a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Calcium light an intense light produced by the incandescence of a stick or ball of lime in the flame of a combination of oxygen and hydrogen gases, or of oxygen and coal gas; -- called also Drummond light and lime light.
    • Calcium light (Law) See under Ancient Calcium, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

The lights were lowered, a single calcium playing with its soft and silvery rays upon his face and shoulders.
"The Fifth String, The Conspirators" by John Philip Sousa
If they could only have a calcium light!
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P. Hale
The pitiless sunshine seemed to single him out and stream upon him like a calcium light.
"The Stillwater Tragedy" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
At that instant, like bitter fate, shot up a rocket, or a star-flare of calcium light, bursting to expose all underneath in pitiless radiance.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
Far better bring them near and turn on the calcium light.
"A Woman of the World" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Photographed with the spectroheliograph, using the light emitted by glowing calcium vapor.
"The New Heavens" by George Ellery Hale
Powerful calcium and electric lights bored holes through the darkness, turning night into day.
"Frank Merriwell's Reward" by Burt L. Standish
Pure calcium hydroxide is a light white powder.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
The guide struck off a calcium light to show us the formation of the ceiling.
"The Four Pools Mystery" by Jean Webster
If they could only have a calcium light!
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
These galleries are for the purpose of holding calcium lights and operators.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
Pity we can't have a calcium light for that scene.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
We waited and watched till we heard a faint "hurrah", and soon, in the distance, a calcium light burned red and long.
"A Cry in the Wilderness" by Mary E. Waller
The Calcium Light Regiment was born in Boston, near Bunker Hill Monument, and is now about sixty-five years old.
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1" by Robert H. Newell
In the evening the work was continued by the aid of calcium lights.
"Burning of the Brooklyn Theatre" by Anonymous
The Moon, in fact, is in German novels what the calcium light is in American melodrama.
"Essays on Modern Novelists" by William Lyon Phelps
W. H. Aldridge, who was employed to operate one of the so-called calcium lights, told how the fire started.
"Chicago's Awful Theater Horror" by Various
Then a calcium light blazed from above, making a brilliant circle on the floor inside the red ropes.
"May Iverson's Career" by Elizabeth Jordan
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In news:

TheraCal LC is a light-cured, resin -modified calcium silicate.
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In science:

The former averages 38 km in thickness, varying around the globe from 20 to 70 km, and it is made primarily of light elements such as potassium, sodium, silicon, calcium, and aluminum silicates.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
The evolution of all ma jor shell closures has been extensively discussed in a recent review , to which the reader is referred to. I will start in the region of light elements between oxygen and calcium, where the shell structure is modiļ¬ed by the residual interaction.
New magic numbers
Their detectors have three parts : a scintillating absorber made of Calcium Tungstate, a Sapphire light detector and a Tungsten thermometer placed on the absorber.
The EDELWEISS experiment and Dark Matter Direct Detection
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