• WordNet 3.6
    • n sun-ray a ray of artificial ultraviolet light from a sunray lamp
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In literature:

There was not the least warmth in the sun's rays, but it was pleasant to see him with a white face once more.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
Her tears vanished, and vanity at once dried them up, as the sun-rays dry up the morning dew.
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
Shades fitted to instruments of reflection for preventing the bright rays of the sun from hurting the eye of the observer.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
This revelation of God is like the sun at noonday bursting through dark and heavy clouds and blessing the earth with its rays.
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume 1, January, 1880" by Various
But my little lady was as bright and slender as a sun-ray.
"A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales" by Amelie Rives
Hide thee among the trees to-night, and when the sun's first rays appear haste thee to thy refuge.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
The sun was now rising and when its rays shone on her she began to sing.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
To torment their hearts still more, faint sun-rays came through the leaves overhead.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
The sun's rays came streaming into the stable, and shone upon him, and made the place lively and bright.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
The sun is sending down its last rays, and kissing the earth.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
The wreath, which in the rays of the twin suns shows pale at once and green, tenderly and mildly she weaves about the consort's head.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
The first sun ray shot into the sky and called us aloft.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor
The sun's rays fell on the cascade.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
When he felt the prick of the sun-ray he opened his eyes wide.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
The sun had just buried his last rays in the waves of the ocean, and darkness hovered over the crests of the waves.
"The Pearl of Lima" by Jules Verne
It is the hour of noon; and the sun, shining down from the zenith, permeates the atmosphere with his sultriest rays.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The sun beat on the jungle top, but few rays lightened the gloom beneath.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
The sun was rising, and its rays streaming into the chamber.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The first rays of the sun and a little calm restored my Indians to a state of being able to render me some service.
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière
The sun's last rays dyed the mountain slopes a brilliant orange.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

In poetry:

O Trinity of blessed light,
O Unity of princely might,
The fiery sun now goes his way;
Shed Thou within our hearts a ray.
"O Trinity of Blessed Light" by Augusta Treverorum
But if Thy sun of favour shine
Upon the waterdrop—a ray
Of beauty and of light divine
Gilds it, e'en when it dies away.
"Humble Worship" by John Bowring
The heavenly majesty, whose face
Doth far exceed the sun,
Will there cast forth its rays of grace
After this world is done.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
We eat the bread of the wheat fields,
drink from a well these days.
The sun is very kind now--
she touches us with her rays.
"We Go On Living" by Rajzel Zychlinsky
I stood in the doorway at evening,
And I looked to the hills far away
Where the sun's last rays seemed to linger,
Ere they faded in brilliant display.
"At Sunset" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
Those hearts of ours -- how warm! how warm!
Like the sun's bright rays, like the Summer's charm;
How they beam and burn! how they gleam and glow
Their flash and flame hide but ashes below.
"A Reverie" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

Sun Ray 3i Thin Client Hardware Provides Fat VDI for Intense Virtual Workloads.
Oracle Upgrades Its Sun Ray Thin Clients.
It's no secret that the sun's powerful rays can be harmful to our appearance and, more importantly, to our health.
Leather that is treated to reflect the sun's rays and stay cooler.
A slight breeze keeps the surface broken, sun showering rays of warmth on the lake beneath it.
There you'll find a dazzling array of mirrors, which are designed to focus the sun's rays on a single water-filled pipe.
A discussion with Ray Castelli, CEO Weatherhaven and Vancouver Sun's associate editor Fazil Mihlar about Brazil as an emerging market and the do's and don'ts for Canadian businesses.
Whether you like to surf, swim or just catch some rays on the sand, there's something for all lovers of the sun.
VegasTV's David Briggs and the Sun's Ray Brewer will broadcast the game, but most of the production team will be UNLV students.
Follow some sun safety tips and use sun protection products to help keep you safe from the sun rays.
Ray and Alice Depew of Sun City Hilton Head have already celebrated Halloween.
The rising sun's rays got caught in the recent morning mist in the back yard of the Deshane home in Norwood.
Tonight (Thursday) at Putnam Den, Sun Burdens will share the stage with Walking X-Ray, who just finished their debut Password EP (9 PM, free, 584-8066).
We found him sunning himself by the pool at the Bellagio, wearing some oversized Ray-Ban sunglasses.
Our cold, snowy winter left many desperately seeking the sun's rejuvenating rays.

In science:

For this kind of tests, the goal can be described as a construction of the dependence of the deflection versus the elongation of the ray with respect to the Sun.
Long range gravity tests and the Pioneer anomaly
The statistical quality of this spectrum is comparable to that obtained from the Sun, illustrating the power of X-ray spectroscopy to study nearby ob jects outside the solar system.
Atomic Data for X-ray Astrophysics
In the Sun the conditions in X-ray gas vary both in time and with position, and the use of discrete diagnostics provides a means to study a limited spatial region, corresponding to the atmospheric zone where a given set of lines is emitted most efficiently.
Atomic Data for X-ray Astrophysics
Much of this was devoted to the study of discrete diagnostics, since the spatial and temporal structure of the X-ray emission limits the accuracy of global modeling for the Sun.
Atomic Data for X-ray Astrophysics
Pointecouteau et al. (2004) and de Plaa et al. (2004) discuss the X-ray properties of this cluster using recent XMM-Newton data, and Sun et al. (2003) presents similar measurements with Chandra.
A study of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich increment using archival SCUBA data
The primary sources of neutrino for interactions observed on Earth are the Sun, cosmic-ray interactions, reactors, and accelerator beams.
Neutrino Experiments
They will also map the effects of the Sun on cosmic rays and observe solar energetic particles. A nice example shown here was the spectrum of the December 13, 2006 solar flare observed with PAMELA .
RICAP-07: Summary comments
At the same time, the tight radio/X-ray correlation that exists in a wide range of stars (including the Sun) is strongly violated beyond M7, roughly the same regime where chromospheric and coronal emission become weaker.
The rotation-magnetic field relation
Magnetic fields are well known to produce X-rays in late-type convective stars like the Sun.
Magnetic fields, winds and X-rays of massive stars: A spectropolarimetric survey of the Orion cluster
Therefore, it is possible that the highest ratio of outflow kinetic energy to X-ray luminosity is obtained by activity similar to the less active regions of the suns, where radio emission can gets as low as Lr ≃ 10−8Lx (G¨udel & Benz 1994).
Interpreting a Dwarf Nova Eruption as Magnetic Flare Activity
The aim of this test is to measure the time required for radar signals to travel to an inner planet or satellite in two circumstances, namely, (i) when the signal passes very near the Sun and, (ii) when the ray does not go near the Sun.
Solar System tests of Ho\v{r}ava-Lifshitz black holes
Ideally, one would like unbiassed surveys at wavelengths ranging from radio to X-ray of all molecular clouds within some radius of the Sun.
Low-mass Star Formation: Observations
Indirect DM searches look for WIMP annihilation (or decay) products, e.g. neutrinos from the center of the Sun or the Earth or anomalous cosmic rays, such as e+ and ¯p, or γ -rays from the galactic halo or the galactic center.
Direct Dark Matter Searches: Fits to WIMP Candidates
The content of extremely high energy (EHE) photons in the highest energy cosmic rays can be investigated by analyzing showers arriving from directions where the perpendicular component of the Earth’s magnetic field is high or showers arriving from the region surrounding the Sun.
Cascades initiated by EHE photons in the magnetic field of the Earth and the Sun
Therefore detection of secondary photons from cascades initiated in the magnetic field of the Sun can allow an investigation of the photon content in the EHE cosmic ray spectrum at energies about an order of magnitude lower, provided that a large enough detector of cosmic ray showers is available.
Cascades initiated by EHE photons in the magnetic field of the Earth and the Sun