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magnesium light

the strongly actinic white light produced when magnesium is burned: used in photography, signaling, pyrotechnics, etc.
Origin of magnesium light
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was simply a magnesium light, which had been fired by the mechanism within the box and carried up to the kite.

  • We are startled, and remain standing, only to find that it is a photographer working in his shop by the magnesium light.

    Legends August Strindberg
  • Recently the story has been told of a burglar who accidently discharged a magnesium light connected with a kodak on the shelf.

    A Man's Value to Society Newell Dwight Hillis
  • M. G. de Fontenay succeeded in getting several photographs by the magnesium light.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces Camille Flammarion
  • These photographs, taken rapidly by magnesium light, are not perfect, but they are records.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces Camille Flammarion
  • He looked like a ball of magnesium light, white and scintillating, in the unclouded sky.

  • The excavation was done mostly at night, the ground being illuminated by magnesium light.

  • The garden was illuminated with magnesium light, and looked both beautiful and—boundless!

    The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • And lo and behold, when he turned the magnesium light upon it, the said abyss was just about eight feet deep.

    Madam How and Lady Why Charles Kingsley
  • Heinrich was the first to show that sunlight could be replaced by the magnesium light.

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