burning glass


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burning glass

n
(General Physics) a convex lens for concentrating the sun's rays into a small area to produce heat or fire
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We were silent again, and, in a few seconds it must have been, a live grief beyond words--not ghostly dread or horror, but aching, helpless grief--overwhelmed us, each, I felt, according to his or her nature, and held steady like the beam of a burning glass.
I suppose," I answered, "she brooded over what she believed was her sister's suicide night and day--she confessed she did--and her thoughts being concentrated on this place, they felt like a--like a burning glass.
Having feasted, ready to depart with a hind-quarter of the pig in his hand, he deliberately fired the grass thatch of a house with his burning glass.
Whereupon, although his teeth chattered with the ague and his swimming eyes could scarcely see, he held on to his fading consciousness until he could intimidate the bushmen with the simple magics of compass, watch, burning glass, and matches.
With the dessert there came entire deliverance for Maggie, for the children were told they might have their nuts and wine in the summer-house, since the day was so mild; and they scampered out among the budding bushes of the garden with the alacrity of small animals getting from under a burning glass.
Through an analysis of the job postings in Burning Glass Technologies' proprietary database that fit these criteria, we then identify the skills students need to compete more successfully for jobs in these occupations.
Fast-paced and suspenseful, Purdies Crystal Blade is everything readers could want in a follow-up to her debut, Burning Glass (HarperCollins, 2016).
The analysis, using statistics from Burning Glass Labour Insights, found that since Q4 of 2016 the amount of IT positions advertised has increased by nearly 90,000, up from 275,679.
For example, there are 128,000 positions for Information Security Analysts, but only 88,000 workers currently employed in those positionsa talent shortfall of 40,000 workers for cybersecuritys largest job, according to analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies.
IPPR's research, carried out with Burning Glass, follows reports by recruiter Morgan McKinley which showed that financial sector job vacancies slumped 12% in July, but expanded 4% in August.
Given the finding by Burning Glass that "employers are seeking a bachelor's degree for jobs that formerly required less education, even when the actual skills required haven't changed or when this makes the position harder to fill," students who are currently ending their studies with associates degrees are increasingly likely to find themselves back in the classroom again, strengthening the case for robust linkages between two- and four-year institutions.
Employers spent an average of 41 days trying to fill technical sales jobs, compared with an average of 33 days for all jobs for the 12-month period ending in September 2014, according to Burning Glass, a labor-market analysis firm that worked with Harvard Business School on the report.