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. Behind that pain I was conscious there was a desire on somebody's part to explain something on which some tremendously important issue hung.
"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.
Partners for the field test include Total Brain, Burning Glass and collaboration with organizations including Easter Seals, the Wounded Warrior Project, American Warrior Partnership and the National Guard.
"An organisation is moved by the skills it has its disposal," says Matthew Sigelman, who is the CEO of Burning Glass Technologies.
The need for private security personnel is skyrocketing with more than 5,000 security job postings listed in the Chicago area in 2018, according to job market analytics from Burning Glass Technologies.
Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics, American Community Survey, Bureau of Economic Analysis' Regional Price Parities, and Burning Glass Technologies data) the authors used to calculate the figure.
U.S-wide average demand equals 1.0: a location quotient of 1.5 indicates 50% higher demand than the US average (***) Market salary is calculated using a machine learning model built off of millions of job postings every year, and accounting for adjustments based on locations, industry, skills, experience, education requirements, among other variables Sources: NAA Research; Burning Glass technologies: data as of April 30, 2019; Not Seasonally Adjusted
Burning Glass, an analytics software company that studies employment trends, defines hybrid jobs as those that combine skills--such as marketing and coding--that rarely went together in the past.
In the Rochester metro area, 23.1 percent of the workforce is considered "aging," or 55 or older, compared with 21.4 percent nationally, according to Burning Glass Technologies, an analytics software company that studies labor force trends.