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bug light

noun
1.
a yellow light bulb, used mainly outdoors, that does not attract insects.
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  • The idjit must er thought he was off the bug light, where the water's deep right up close in; but why should he a-thought so?

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • And yonder is Spit or bug light; it is only thirty-five feet high, and stands upon iron pillars fixed in the rock.

  • At half-past nine in the forenoon the cutter swept past bug light and into the inner harbor.

  • I am sure I shall never forget how many steps there are leading to the bug light.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • Boston Harbor, as far out as the bug light, even to-day, is said to be carpeted with tea-grounds.

  • Nyoda threw aside the curtain and flashed her bug light on the floor below.

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