light beam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n light beam a column of light (as from a beacon)
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Usage

In literature:

My little light beam shot up from the bowl.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Light of Light, the Brightness of the Father, Thou hast beamed on every creature.
"Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan" by Clement A. Miles
Ross was just reaching to draw himself up when he was enveloped in a beam of light.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
The great shaft of light rose up abruptly to a position vertical, a beam of light reaching up into the sky.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
Both their faces had lighted up, and were beaming with joy.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Up shot the sun showering golden beams of light upon the forest.
"The Young Trailers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
A beam of light shone through the generous latchstring hole in the door.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
A solitary light, twinkling as a star through the dark woods, was shedding its beams on this desolate scene.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
They looked around them, as Merry flashed the beam of light over the ruinous walls.
"Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail" by Burt L. Standish
A broad beam of light fell across the dark, wainscoted room, and in the track of it sat a handsome well-dressed man, busily eating.
"While Caroline Was Growing" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
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In poetry:

What but the gentle rainbow's gleam,
Soothing the wearied sight,
That cannot bear the solar beam,
With soft undazzling light?
"Quinquagesima Sunday" by John Keble
Blessèd hope now brightly beaming,
On our God we soon shall gaze;
And in light celestial gleaming,
We shall see our Savior’s face.
"Beloved, Now Are We" by Daniel Webster Moody
Those charms, with memory's feeble light
On me would cease to beam;
Their rays, with present, perfect warmth,
Upon my heart would gleam.
"To Mary" by James Avis Bartley
Which rays and beams will so possess
All things that there shall dwell,
With so much glory, light, and bliss,
That none can think or tell.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
Such is the happiness of earth, -
A sudden light, a glancing beam,
Which cheers us in our lonely bark,
Upon times dark, relentless stream.
"Happiness" by Thomas Frederick Young
Nor comfort of low beaming light
From any casement creeping out.
The swift rain on the patient night
Swept, and anon would great winds shout.
"Lambourn Town" by John Freeman

In news:

To to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes: sparkle.
2 - cans light red kidney beams.
Dutch Firm Looks To Buy US Light Beam Maker.
Twin towers of light beam from 'Ground Zero'.
Dialight Expands SAE/DOT Vehicle Lighting Portfolio with New 4"x6" LED Low Beam Headlamp.
Select a lighting instrument from the library or enter your own custom data and this free online tool will calculate beam spread, throw distances, and intensity.
Dialight Expands SAE /DOT Vehicle Lighting Portfolio with New 4"x6" LED Low Beam Headlamp.
If they look at each other's beams, they still agree on the speed of light .
Such "quantum teleportation " of characteristics had been demonstrated before between beams of light.
Performance Lighting of Elk Grove Village, IL, supplied the production, which also included 60 HES Studio Beams.
Auto-lighting supplier in London back on beam .
MCT Reflectors in the low-beam lights on 1,000 Ford Fusions in Canada can become hazy over time.
Cuoco's rustic brick and exposed-beam interior is light and airy.
The Tribute in Light shines two beams into the night sky, which call to memory the Twin Towers.
As the most powerful hard-edge light in the Robe AT series, Cain used the ColorSpot 1200s for beam and color effects.
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In science:

We see that the unitarity (2.27) of the beam-splitter matrix B is not a coincidence — it follows from the conservation of the commutation relation (2.8) in light scattering.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
The Jordan-Schwinger representation (4.6) serves not only to characterize the polarization of quantum light, the representation provides also the theoretical tools to describe the effect of polarizers or of any beam splitter in general.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
In fact, many absorbers are first of all scatterers, but it is quite remarkable that we can sum up the multitude of scattered light modes in just one outgoing mode of a fictitious beam splitter.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
Active devices require external energy sources, often provided by other light beams.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
The crystals downconvert pump light into entangled beams in all directions.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
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