heat ray

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heat ray a ray that produces a thermal effect
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Usage

In literature:

Another method of isolating certain stones is by the action of heat-rays.
"The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones" by John Mastin
Moreover, when we are as near to him as that, the light and heat of the Sun's rays will have decreased sixty or seventy per cent.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
There seem to be rays, therefore, more refrangible than the rays producing light and heat.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
It was immediately watered by a gentle rain, and warmed by the heat of the sun's rays.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
It was only partly efficacious, for after an exposure of a minute or more the intense heat of the ray was communicated.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
A ray of light can only be transformed when it falls upon molecules which may be heated by it.
"The Machinery of the Universe" by Amos Emerson Dolbear
The tiny heat-ray stabbed through the glare, but I missed.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
We had a few short-range weapons, such as Bensons, heat-rays and rifles.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
The radio had spoken of heat rays; Rawson wondered if that meant some newer and more horrible instrument.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
The ship was pitted scores of places by the heat ray.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

Wild I am now with heat;
O Bacchus! cool thy rays!
Or frantic, I shall eat
Thy thyrse, and bite the bays.
"To Live Merrily, And To Trust To Good Verses" by Robert Herrick
The western sky was purpled o'er
With every pleasing ray;
And flocks reviving felt no more
The sultry heats of day;
"Nancy of the Vale" by William Shenstone
My life is a wearisome journey;
I'm sick with the times and the heat,
The rays of the sun beat upon me;
Life's briars are wounding my feet.
"Life What We Make It" by Frank Barbour Coffin
The few, they bask in closer heat;
The many catch the farther ray.
Life higher seems, the world more sweet,
And hope and Heaven less far away.
"A Home" by Susan Coolidge
In their heaven the sainted hosts,
Robed in violet unflecked,
Gaze on humankind as ghosts:
I draw down a ray direct.
Red of heat, across my brow,
White of heat, I touch Him now.
"The Song Of Theodolinda" by George Meredith
The noontide sun streamed brightly down
Moriah’s mountain crest,
The golden blaze of his vivid rays
Tinged sacred Jordan’s breast;
While towering palms and flowerets sweet,
Drooped low ’neath Syria’s burning heat.
"Abraham’s Sacrifice" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Miami Heat Ray Allen, Rashard Lewis embraced by Heat president Pat Riley: 'We feel good'.
After years of seeing Ray Allen play for the Boston Celtics,the Miami Heat are enjoyinghis shot-making prowessnow that he's on their side.
When it comes to Ray Allen, the Miami Heat have seen it all before.
Ray Allen join the Miami Heat, he is cast as Judas Shuttlesworth, for turning his back on the Boston Celtics.
Golden State Warriors' Carl Landry, center, is defended by Miami Heat Chris Bosh,left, and Ray Allen (34) during an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec, 12, 2012, in Miami RHONA WISE — AP Photo.
Miami Heat star LeBron James took a 140-character victory lap after learning his team's recruitment of Ray Allen had succeeded: Twitter / KingJames .
Andre Iguodala hit the biggest shot of the Nuggets ' season so far — a potential game-winner Saturday night against the Heat, before Ray Allen spoiled it — and Dre did so because of his precise, potent pedals.
All Eyes On Ray Allen As Celtics And Heat Open Season Tuesday In Miami.
The heat is turned way down inside the Rudyard Kipling to save on utility bills, and Ray Rizzo is at a table, bundled in a winter coat.
Guard Ray Allen responds to a question during a news conference after signing an NBA basketball contract with the Miami Heat, Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Miami.
There is a planet -wide circulation of water in the oceans that transports heat, and greenhouse gases are contributing to rising temperatures in our planet 's oceans, columnist Ray Johnson writes.
Boston Celtics' Jason Terry (4) tries to block Miami Heat's Ray Allen (34) during the NBA basketball game in Miami, Oct 30, 2012.
On days when you don't feel the heat, it is easier to forget about sun protection , increasing your risk of sunburn and UV ray exposure.
Get the latest news, stats, videos, highlights and more about Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen on ESPN.com.
Ray Allen's Full Focus Is Now On The Heat.
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In science:

It is in general agreed that the ISM is permeated by a roughly uniform UV field and cosmic rays that provide a background heating, although non-negligible variations are certainly expected to occur (Hollenbach, Parravano & McKee 2001).
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
This result is also reflected in the low amplitude of the soft X-ray background, around an order of magnitude lower than predicted from gravitational heating models (e.g.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
This allows us to quantify the relative effects of heating and cooling on the X-ray properties of the groups.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
To reach high temperatures, heating by soft X-rays is a more plausible mechanism that must be explored.
Hot Very Small dust Grains in NGC 1068 seen in jet induced structures thanks to VLT/NACO adaptive optics
The optical emission is dominated by their X-ray heated accretion disk and shows no hydrogen lines.
Modeling of Oxygen-Neon Dominated Accretion Disks in Ultracompact X-ray Binaries: 4U1626-67
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