high beam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n high beam the beam of a car's headlights that provides distant illumination
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Usage

In literature:

A broad-beamed Molucca vessel, with high stem and stern, and an out-rigger.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The sun made visible beams across the high shadows overhead.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
He held the candle on high so that its little beam searched out the darkness in front and on both sides.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
How those old bare walls and high beams would resound!
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
The flames rose up high, and beat out and in, and bit at the beams and planks, and ate them up.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
High in the air would be tossed a log or beam, which fell back with a crash.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
To the eastward rose a high peak on Sumatra, around which the sky was rosy with the day god's first beams.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
During quieter moments I went over, at his suggestion, to measure up and see if the beam wasn t high enough.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine
But one part of your scheme I approve of highly: positively you ought to drop Lanigan Beam.
"The Squirrel Inn" by Frank R. Stockton
High into the air that dark beam shot, moving to and fro in the sky.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

Jehovah reigns, his throne is high,
His robes are light and majesty;
His glory shines with beams so bright,
No mortal can sustain the sight.
"Hymn 168" by Isaac Watts
Steady and pure as stars that beam
In middle heaven, all mist above,
Seen deepest in this frozen stream:-
Such is their high courageous love.
"Confirmation" by John Keble
And with childish sense, I forgot the worlds,
She had pointed out on high,
And deemed each wonderful beam of light
The glance of an angel's eye.
"A Thought Of The Stars" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Then Safety lit with partial beams
But the high-castled peaks of Force,
And Polity revers'd its streams,
And bade them flow but for their Source.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
'T is she whose spirit dwells on high,
Even in the thoughtful nights of youth;
'T is she whose mild and constant eye
Beams with the faithful light of truth.
"For The Album of Miss E. L. B--" by John Pierpont
With harp high strung, with voice of song
He came,—bright eyes were on him beaming,
And poured the tuneful tide along,
With eye of fire, and white locks streaming.
"The Warning Wail" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Conventional ultrasonic testing equipment works on the principle of sending a pulsed beam of high ultrasound from a handheld transducer, which is placed upon the surface of the tank being tested.
The president has seen her popularity plummet recently amid chronically high inflation and unpopular currency controls, but Ms Fernandez was beaming as she signed the voting-age bill into law Nov 1.
The system can produce extremely sharp, high-quality images and text messages due to the very tight beam projection.
As part of the logistics of the beam signing, great effort was taken to deliver smaller beams to each Capital school on Oct 16 and those beams were delivered to the high school Tuesday alongside the larger beams , Thomas said.
"The turkey always tastes better when we win this game," a beaming Haverford High coach Joe Gallagher said after his football team won its Thanksgiving Day matchup, 26-7, at Upper Darby .
Besides the heated seats and steering wheel, it had automatic high-beam headlights and a configurable instrument cluster.
Producing 618 lumens from a single LED chip, the new high-performance flashlight provides a beam distance of up to 1,100 ft.
The ICON Solo flashlight features a high-efficiency LED and deep reflector to create a smooth beam on either low or high.
Los Angeles Aircraft Become High Targets for Laser Beams.
Hamsar's High-Beam LED Projector Headlight is a companion to its low-beam LED headlight.
Exposure refers to high-energy beams from radioactive material.
The Night Raider 's built-in, high-power IR illuminator with beam focus increases viewing capabilities, while the hunter becomes virtually undetectable.
As Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour—An Introduction slips off the best-seller lists, the critics continue to snap at the heels of J.
From 1946 to 1965, Salinger published thirteen stories in The New Yorker, including such classics as "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters.
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters by J.D.
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In science:

High energy (GeV) neutrino beams from accelerators have been very productive in the investigations of electroweak, QCD and structure function physics and have blossomed into matured programs at CERN and Fermilab.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
The high beam fluence used during the irradiation was of some concern regarding any saturation effect in the error rate.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
The high surface brightness core of NGC 2915 (blue and lumpy) is entirely contained within one beam width.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
For other beams, as shown in Figure 7, we detect individual strong pulses at high DM.
Searches for Giant Pulses from Extragalactic Pulsars
In this case a quadrature measurement of the second beam, some distance away from the first one, gives with high probability q1 as well.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
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