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Arc light   /ɑrk laɪt/   Listen
Arc light

A lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes.  Synonym: arc lamp.

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"Arc light" Quotes from Famous Books

... Murchie, sitting in the interior of the limousine, with the arc light playing through the thousand raindrops on the window pane spotting a face lined with the strength of a stolid old maid, had finished her narrative, there was no sound but that of the storm mourning down the avenue. Estabrook sat with his forehead ...
— The Blue Wall - A Story of Strangeness and Struggle • Richard Washburn Child

... Believe me, I have not been able to sleep all night from it, dears! Well, we had been speaking of that fighting scene by Teniers in a beer house, you know, the one which hangs by the big Snuyders. The moon—no, it could not have been the moon. It must have been the arc light over the entrance which shines in from the angle. Anyway, it felt as if it were the moon, when I drew aside the blind; and it struck my heart with a cold foreboding, as he said such things, fights, happened now sometimes, and he was at Monte Carlo when Count Shulski was shot; and, ...
— The Reason Why • Elinor Glyn

Words linked to "Arc light" :   electric lamp, carbon arc lamp, carbon arc

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