sunbeam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sunbeam a ray of sunlight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sunbeam A beam or ray of the sun. "Evening sunbeams .""Thither came Uriel, gliding through the even
      On a sunbeam ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sunbeam A ray of the sun.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sunbeam a beam or ray of the sun
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Quotations

  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.”
  • Robert Southey
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    “If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams -- the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.”
  • Hosea Ballou
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    “Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.”
  • Robert Southey
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    “It is with words as with sunbeams -- the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. sunnebeam,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sunne; Ice. sunna, Ger. sunne.

Usage

In literature:

They cannot be cut through with the stroke that destroys physical life, any more than you can divide a sunbeam with a sword.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
Yonder, again, is an airy archipelago where the sunbeams love to linger in their journeyings through space.
"Twice Told Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
When the sun rose, each of these wonderful cells was ready to catch the tip of a sunbeam and house it in a shining abode.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862" by Various
Along this second line a rain-drop when struck by a sunbeam will send red light to the eye.
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
Sure ye'd be as much out o' place as a sunbeam in a cave o' bats.
"The Light in the Clearing" by Irving Bacheller
The sun is flashing on the window-panes; the sunbeams seem to be weaving threads of joy in rainbow tints.
"The Dangerous Age" by Karin Michaƫlis
A sunbeam, escaping from beneath a cloud, gilded the fine drops of water.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
Then we watched the sunbeams glide over the hills.
"Over Strand and Field" by Gustave Flaubert
Sunbeams cannot be weighed on hay-scales, and gorgeously-colored bits of cloud cannot be caught in a crucible.
"A Wonderful Night; An Interpretation Of Christmas" by James H. Snowden
To westward the whole sky was lucid, like some half-transparent topaz, flooded with slowly yellowing sunbeams.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
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In poetry:

The light of those blue orbs
That drank the sunbeams in,
Now yields to night, and darkness
Holds undisputed reign.
"Reminiscences Of The Departed" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Then, midst this holy grief of thine,
The thought of some true friend may bless,
And cheer the gloom like angel's smile,
Or sunbeam in a wilderness.
"Epistle to a Friend" by Thomas Gent
The wavelets of the river laugh and dance,
As in their arms the mirrored sunbeams glance;
And with their smiles of winning, child-like grace,
They woo the rock, and murmur in his face:
"The Rock" by Hovhannes Hovhannessian
WHO heeds thee, poor flower? No fragrance is thine,
No sunbeam has dress'd thee with hues of delight,
Thou hast found not a branch to o'ershade thee by day,
Or shelter thy form from the blast of the night.
"The Wild Flower" by Caroline Fry
Daughter of heroes! thou art gone
To share his tomb who gave thee birth;
Peace to the lovely spirit flown!
It was not formed for earth.
Thou wert a sunbeam in thy race,
Which brightly passed, and left no trace.
"The Abencerrage : Canto III." by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Oh, the skies of blissful blue,
Oh, the woodland's verdant hue,--
Oh, the lazy days of boyhood, when the world was fair and new!
Still to me your tale is told
In the summer's sunbeam's gold,
And my truant fancy straying, goes a-Maying as of old.
"May Memories" by Joseph C Lincoln

In news:

Sunbeam begins shipping its new group of cold-weather warming products this month.
The new Sunbeam Heated Comforter was available online at the beginning of September.
Sunbeam 's Roster Looks Cloudy.
Sunbeam 's Tea Drop Tea Maker is a Useless Piece of Garbage.
Sunbeam to Do Business as Jarden Consumer Solutions Mar 21, 2005 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Sunbeam Products, Inc, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation, announced that it will now be doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions.
Bonso Electronics in Agreement with Sunbeam to Produce Bath Scales Sep 28, 2004 Printable format Email this Article Search.
On Feb 7, the Sunbeam Corporation, $3.2 billion in debt, gave up hope that it will sell enough Mr Coffee machines, Oster blenders and Coleman camping lamps to pay all of its bills, and filed for bankruptcy.
The Sunbeam mini pie maker.
Sunbeam's Tea Drop Tea Maker is a Useless Piece of Garbage.
Kerry Pushes FCC to Step Into DirecTV-Sunbeam Dispute.
(WBNG Binghamton) Sunbeam Products Inc is recalling some of its Wine Bottle Opener products.
(Staff Photo by Jesse Bair/ Today's Sunbeam) Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival 090112 gallery (29 photos).
(Staff photo by Brad Kingett/Today's Sunbeam) DuPont Chambers Works 95th Anniversary gallery (16 photos).
(Staff Photo by Britney Lillya/Today's Sunbeam) Staff photo by Britney Lillya.
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