electric light


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electric light

n.
1. A light that uses electricity to produce illumination. Also called electric lamp.
2. Illumination produced electrically.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electric light - electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricityelectric light - electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
electric lamp - a lamp powered by electricity
filament - a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
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Translations

electric light

nluce f elettrica
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At six o'clock day began to break; and, with the first glimmer of light, the electric light of the narwhal disappeared.
"A man for the laundry, sir, and a person to test the electric light."
And in the electric light business, the current is distributed wholly by telephoned orders.
"You kin fight in the middle, under the electric light, an' whichever way the bulls come in we kin sneak the other way."
Coulson held it under the electric light. There was no indication in his face of any surprise or disturbance.
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The mere flash of electric light upon a hail of chaos and uncarpeted stairs, and on the face of Raffles as he sprang to switch it off, had been enough even for me.
Though there was electric light in the shop here was only gas, with wire cages over it for protection, and it flared noisily.
We sweated our way through long sizzling weeks at a task that was never done; and many a night, while the students snored in bed, my partner and I toiled on under the electric light at steam mangle or ironing board.
By day they worked under the rays of the scorching sun; by night, under the gleam of the electric light. The sounds of the picks against the rock, the bursting of mines, the grinding of the machines, the wreaths of smoke scattered through the air, traced around Stones Hill a circle of terror which the herds of buffaloes and the war parties of the Seminoles never ventured to pass.
Damon's suit cases, and on this placed a small dry battery electric light. He was making some notes, doubtless for a future book.
Besides this, she was working in one of the dark holes, by electric light, and the dampness, too, was deadly--there were always puddles of water on the floor, and a sickening odor of moist flesh in the room.