electric light


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electric light

n.
1. A light that uses electricity to produce illumination. Also called electric lamp.
2. Illumination produced electrically.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electric light - electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricityelectric light - electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
electric lamp - a lamp powered by electricity
filament - a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
Translations

electric light

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At six o'clock day began to break; and, with the first glimmer of light, the electric light of the narwhal disappeared.
A man for the laundry, sir, and a person to test the electric light.
Duson was standing upon the pavement, his pale, nervous face whiter than ever under the electric light.
Though there was electric light in the shop here was only gas, with wire cages over it for protection, and it flared noisily.
We sweated our way through long sizzling weeks at a task that was never done; and many a night, while the students snored in bed, my partner and I toiled on under the electric light at steam mangle or ironing board.
By day they worked under the rays of the scorching sun; by night, under the gleam of the electric light.
Damon's suit cases, and on this placed a small dry battery electric light.
Besides this, she was working in one of the dark holes, by electric light, and the dampness, too, was deadly--there were always puddles of water on the floor, and a sickening odor of moist flesh in the room.
Holmes picked one out, but it was as hard to read by the flickering fire, and he drew out his little dark lantern, for it was too dangerous, with Milverton in the next room, to switch on the electric light.
If the room had suddenly been flooded with electric light, I couldn't have seen more clearly the detestable bearded countenance that I knew was bending over me.
the captain asked, tearing open the envelope and moving a little nearer the electric light which shone out from the smoking room.
The day was fading into a soft sun-shot haze, pricked here and there by a yellow electric light, and passers were rare in the little square into which they had turned.