Watch-light

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Watch-light a light used for watching or sitting up in the night
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Quotations

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    “When life seems just a dreary grind; and things seem fated to annoy; say something nice to someone else and watch the world light up with joy.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wæccewacan, wake.

Usage

In literature:

Hans crept up to me; I saw his wrinkled, yellow face in the light of the watch-fire.
"Allan and the Holy Flower" by H. Rider Haggard
Now I was watching Brown's face, and all at once I see it light up like you'd turned a searchlight on it.
"Cape Cod Stories" by Joseph C. Lincoln
But again the young girl made no answer and for many minutes they watched the tremulous paths of light in the wake of the vessel.
"Their Mariposa Legend" by Charlotte Herr
He had been watching Masie, noting the lights and shadows which swept over her face as the old painter chattered away.
"Felix O'Day" by F. Hopkinson Smith
She watched the lights moving up and down the river and bay.
"Constance Dunlap" by Arthur B. Reeve
They walked out together to the summer-house, and stood watching the glory of the light on the western hills.
"The Crisis, Complete" by Winston Churchill
In the light of this thought one was moved to watch the children of the rich.
"The Metropolis" by Upton Sinclair
She watched him interestedly; her face lighted up, and she laid aside her muff.
"The Masquerader" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
So she stood still and held her breath as she watched the advancing lights.
"A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete" by Georg Ebers
The man standing between the table and the closed door of the partition, full in the light of the lamps, watched the hand as though fascinated.
"The Voice on the Wire" by Eustace Hale Ball
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In poetry:

“Ay! I were fain, long to remain,
Watch in my tower to keep,
And tend my light in the stormiest night
That ever did move the deep.”
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
Thee, in the watches of the night,
When I remember on my bed,
Thy presence makes the darkness light;
Thy guardian wings are round my head.
"O God! Thou art my God alone;" by James Montgomery
In vain I watch the day and night,
In vain the world through space may roll;
I never see the mystic light
Which fills the poet's happy soul.
"The Poet's Secret" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
I like to watch the late, soft light,—
No spirit could more softly come,—
The picture is the only thing
It touches in the darkening room.
"Only A Chromo" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Or by the light Thy words disclose
Watch Time's full river as it flows,
Scanning Thy gracious Providence,
Where not too deep for mortal sense:-
"Evening" by John Keble
He mutely gaz'd--he watch'd her flight--
Then hasten'd from his native shore ;
Since ev'ry beam of love and light
Had sunk away to rise no more.
"The Exile" by Laura Sophia Temple

In news:

Each week ESPNHS will shine the light on a few non-seniors who are emerging as prospects to watch on the recruiting radar.
Now watch it in an entirely different light, through the lens of "60 Minutes" cameraman Chris Albert.
Watch Nostalgia for the Light.
Watch the aquatic light show below.
LAUREN WOOD / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Selina Rutherford sits on her father Cole's shoulders as they watch the hot-air balloons around them light up during Friday night's balloon glow on the bluff.
Lights, Phones, Watches, and Door Locks.
Formula 1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone demonstrated the trauma of his recent mugging has not affected his sense of humor , after making light of the incident in advertisements for watch brand Hublot.
London brought down the curtain on the Summer Games with fireworks, light shows and plenty of music — a performance an estimated 300 million people around the world watched along with the 80,000 fans packed into the Olympic Stadium.
President Obama is joined by his daughter Malia and first lady as they watch the show at official lighting of National Christmas Tree ceremony on Ellipse in Washington.
Watch Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Synced Up to Halloween Light Show .
But it's really fun and you'll be glad you watched this video of a Halloween light show set to Psy's K-pop hit, " Gangham Style".
0Fairfield Tree lighting was on Friday night and many people watched as the lights were turned on.
Fairfield Tree lighting was on Friday night and many people watched as the lights were turned on.
Thousands of people took to the streets around the Rockefeller Center in New York on Wednesday night to watch its annual tree-lighting ceremony.
I watched Joe Nussbaum's debut feature with a true sense of wonderment -- over who actually green-lighted this project.
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In science:

The high-statistics neutrino observation of a galactic SN would allow one to watch directly the stellar collapse, to confirm or refute the delayed explosion mechanism, and to search for signatures of new nuclear phases in the late-time behavior of the neutrino light curve.
Physics with Supernovae
Illustratively, a fluorescence detector for such an experiment has to be able to observe a 100 W light bulb 2 moving at the speed of light through the atmosphere watched from a distance of 30 km.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
Then, we apply bright, linearly polarized 493 nm cooling and 650 nm repump light to the ion and watch the PMT for fluorescence.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
The largest detectors ever built underground were designed to detect favored decay modes, such as p → e+π0: SuperKamiokande experimenters have spent a decade watching a dark cylinder containing 50 kilotons of ultrapure water, waiting for the light from the decay of a single nucleon.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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