Belisha beacon


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Belisha beacon

(bəˈliːʃə)
n
(Civil Engineering) a flashing light in an orange globe mounted on a post, indicating a pedestrian crossing on a road
[C20: named after Leslie Hore-Belisha (1893–1957), British politician]
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Belisha beacon

(o.f.) [bɪˌlɪʃəˈbiːkən] Nposte m luminoso (de cruce de peatones)
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Outside No 7 Parkside we cross Ladgate Lane at the Belisha beacon and pass through a metal gate to reach the area of woodland along the northern edge of the Ormesby Hall estate.
It then hit a Belisha beacon at a zebra crossing, before spinning 90 degrees on the pavement to face down a neighbouring street.
BELISHA BEACON In the early days, pedestrian crossings were marked by metal studs, then, in 1934, the Transport Minister - the wonderfully named Leslie Hore-Belisha - added the globe lights and donated half his surname to them.
In his case, via a brain haemorrhage, caused - or so goes the family lore - by hitting his head on a Belisha beacon while walking down the street with my mum and pointing out that there were oranges in the greengrocers.
Kirby is about 8ft 11in tall and can ride at 8st 12lb if he sticks to a lettuce leaf a day - you get more flesh on a stick of uncooked spaghetti and if you painted his head orange he would make a good Belisha beacon. But while he must be hungry for food he is even hungrier for winners and, although he is a bad shape for a Flat jockey, his qualities as a natural horseman are beyond doubt.
PROTEST: Above, a lady, carrying a child, stands at the imitation Belisha beacon and, below, adults and youngsters criss-cross the road to deliver their protest
I intoned into a Belisha beacon or the top of a traffic cone to get the resonance.
McArdle had been off the park for five minutes getting stitches in his head knock and came back on with a bright red bandage that made him stick out like a Belisha beacon.
It was the sort of biological equivalent of a Belisha beacon warning of lunchtime chips ahead.
It was alleged by the police that while some 30 students were singing Welsh national songs in New Street, six of them played football with a Belisha beacon.
The first time I was in college and they back-combed my hair until my head looked so big and round on top of my skinny body that I resembled a Belisha beacon.
Mr Thompson added: "We showcased products such as our solar powered Belisha Beacon and roadside traffic cones to a global marketplace resulting in interest from companies in Germany, Finland and Spain."