• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Light-ball a composition of saltpetre, sulphur, resin, and linseed-oil formed into a ball, and used by soldiers to give light during military operations
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  • Ezra Pound
    “Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leóht; Ger. licht.


In literature:

There is a light in the window of the Blue Ball.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The afternoon was still and the setting sun shone through a light mist, like a ball of red gold.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Before throwing the glass ball overboard, a careful search for the lights of ships was made from east to west, and north to south.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
In the position described the weight rests principally upon the balls of the feet, the heels resting lightly upon the ground.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
She drew her chair up to the table, made sure of the proper light, and leaned over the ball.
"Master of the Vineyard" by Myrtle Reed
Was he a mere ball tossed between the light and the dark?
"Harper's Young People, December 23, 1879" by Various
The stranger saw that Sandy walked lightly, on the balls of his feet, with a springy tread.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
It was like a ball of solid copper, scintillant there in the weak sunlight and the reflected light from its great mother planet.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
Ursula was light as a white ball of down.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The ball-room should be brilliantly, and at the same time, softly illuminated, the lights coming chiefly from the sides.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke

In poetry:

The laden waggon tinkles by,
The post is going out,
The lights are lit, the coaches ply
To tavern, ball, and rout.
"A Town" by Jane Taylor
Singer, be sad and upset,
Love, and remember, and call,
Catch, from a dark planet sent,
Light and magnificent ball.
""I often shiver with cold"" by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
An' there, while she, wi' runnèn tongue,
Did talk unzeen 'ithin the hall,
I thought her like the rwose that flung
His sweetness vrom his darken'd ball,
'Ithout the wall, an' sweet's the zight
Ov her bright feäce by mornèn light.
"The Rwose In The Dark" by William Barnes
With horror I beheld the movements of those jaws and gums; the turning,
the glistening in the light of the lamps and candles, of those lumpy bony
balls, and the rolling in them of other smaller balls, the balls of the
meaningless eyes.
"The Skulls" by Ivan Turgenev
My tears are all of April, my laughter is of May,
My sorrow's all a cowslip-ball, so light to toss away:
My heart is bright with Easter light, my face is fair to see.
Because God's risen, and out of prison the whole round world goes free.
"Easter" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson
Strange is the tale that the fishermen tell,–
They say that a ball of fire fell
Straight from the sky, with crash and roar,
Lighting the bay from shore to shore;
That the ship, with a shudder and a groan,
Sank through the waves to the caverns lone
"The Phantom Light Of The Baie Des Chaleurs" by Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton

In news:

Josh Grodnitcky, left, and Dylan Kuehne bowl under the dark lights and the disco ball during Cosmic bowling at the Surfside Bowling and Entertainment Center, Saturday October 20.
SCH defender Kenny McArthur (#7, light jersey) guides the ball between Episcopal's Walter Buckey (left) and Abe Watson (right).
Arcade Fire's Twinkly Lighted Jackets Would be so Cool for a Ball or Wedding Gown.
Denise Copeland/Betty the Bike I've attached Energizer 's little red blinky lights to my shoes, the straps of my backpack, and my ball cap for night walking.
Arcade Fire's Twinkly Lighted Jackets Would be so Cool for a Ball or Wedding Gown .
Nvidia demoed its quad-core " Kal -El" tablet CPU at the Computex trade show today, showing off a rolling-ball game demo with dynamically generated lighting and fabric textures.
A few years ago, you had to drive out to James Island or North Chuck to enjoy pho and com ga don, and you found it amid the rattling of arcade skee-balls or under the flickering fluorescent lights of an Asian supermarket.
Believe it or not, you can buy one too, or a dress with lights , any color you want, twinkle and light any way you want (as a matter of fact, I was just considering a lighted ball gown for Mardi Gras last Friday.
Second Annual Purple Light Event- Masquerade Ball.
Lightly flatten the balls into small patties.
Without proper outdoor lighting, the batter can't see the ball.
Imagine a locomotive for the road-momentum in its purest form-then add a white ball of light under the hood for limitless power.
Here some juniors (light color) go after the ball while seniors look on.
Start the process of getting the light right by better understanding the nature of the light-emitting gas ball that we call the sun.
We may not have a big, sparkly ball of lights to ooh and ahh over as we count down to 2012, but the New Year's Eve event line-up in Missoula is chock-full of fun and entertainment.

In science:

Say that a bin is light (at a given time) if it contains < k white balls, and heavy if it contains ≥ k .
Asymptotic normality of the $k$-core in random graphs
Similarly, say that a ball is light or heavy when the bin it belongs to is.
Asymptotic normality of the $k$-core in random graphs
Figure 2. shows the schematic drawings of the detector and the pictures of the completed “PMT ball” for Xe scintillation light readouts.
Our underlying assumption when we look at the optical case (where we use not the deterministic ball model but the general “stochastic” model of equation (1)) is that the energy of each individual light pulse (“photon”) is split at the polariser — something no photon can do.
The "Chaotic Ball" model,local realism and the Bell test loopholes
The status of lattice QCD (LQCD) calculations of B 0 → π− (ρ− )ℓ+ν form factors was very nicely reviewed by Onogi and that of light-cone sum-rule (LCSR) calculations by Ball .
CKM matrix elements from tree-level decays and b-hadron lifetimes