Bengal light


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Bengal light

n.
1. A colored flare or light.
2. A blue light, formerly used for signaling.
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Bengal light

n
(Navigation) a firework or flare that burns with a steady bright blue light, formerly used as a signal
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Noun1.Bengal light - a steady bright blue lightBengal light - a steady bright blue light; formerly used as a signal but now a firework
flare, flash - a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
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Bengal light

, Bengal match
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"Pyrotechnic, Pyrotechnic, you mean," said a Bengal Light; "I know it is Pyrotechnic, for I saw it written on my own canister."
"Well, I said Pylotechnic," answered the Rocket, in a severe tone of voice, and the Bengal Light felt so crushed that he began at once to bully the little squibs, in order to show that he was still a person of some importance.
"Certainly," exclaimed the Bengal Light, who was now in better spirits; "that is only common sense."
"The skipper has his wife on board," remarked another; and the light of the crimson sunset all ablaze behind the London smoke, throwing a glow of Bengal light upon the barque's spars, faded away from the Hope Reach.