calcium light


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calcium light

n.

calcium light

n
(Theatre) another name for limelight

cal′cium light`


n.
a brilliant white light produced by heating lime to incandescence; limelight.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calcium light - a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting
lamp - an artificial source of visible illumination
theater light - any of various lights used in a theater
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