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Slowly a humped shape rose out of the pit, and the ghost of a beam of light seemed to flicker out from it.
Thus left alone, Cornelius threw himself on his bed, but he slept not, he kept his eye fixed on the narrow window, barred with iron, which looked on the Buytenhof; and in this way saw from behind the trees that first pale beam of light which morning sheds on the earth as a white mantle.
Away up the side of the North Mountain his little pine-log shanty projected from its single pane of glass a long, thin beam of light, and looked not altogether unlike a black beetle fastened to the hillside with a bright new pin.
Eternal Beam of Light Divine, Fountain of unexhausted love, In whom the Father's glories shine, Through earth beneath and heaven above;
The hall, indeed, was in darkness; but when I peeped through the letter-box I could see a faint beam of light from the back room.
Then Milady collected all her energies, murmuring in the depths of her soul the name of Felton--the only beam of light that penetrated to her in the hell into which she had fallen; and like a serpent which folds and unfolds its rings to ascertain its strength, she enveloped Felton beforehand in the thousand meshes of her inventive imagination.
On the table stood a dark-lantern with the shutter half open, throwing a brilliant beam of light upon the iron safe, the door of which was ajar.
But the latest video from The Slow Mo Guys on YouTube tops all of that-it shows a beam of light visibly passing through the entire length of a tiny vial.
Lasers move electrons through specific changes in energy levels to create a monochrome beam of light -- in other words one specific color/wavelength.
The collided neutron star was producing an immensely powerful beam of light, one which did not directly point to our planet but was starting to spread out in direction.
It is the very small size of each beam of light which illuminate the surface, extending the resolving ability of the microscope to record-breaking levels.