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torchlight

[tawrch-lahyt] /ˈtɔrtʃˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
the light of a torch or torches.
Origin of torchlight
late Middle English
1375-1425
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at torch1, light1
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  • The movement of the woman was stately, and the effect of the torchlight on the face was sinister.

    Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
  • Before we'd gone half a mile it looked like a torchlight parade.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • When it's all over we'll have a torchlight procession and write to the girls!

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • In the torchlight she looked browner and more vigorous than when he had seen her last.

    The Devil's Asteroid Manly Wade Wellman
  • Instantly he squared round throwing the torchlight on my face.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • The task was carried on by torchlight, and occupied some hours.

  • And then after the concert there was the torchlight procession, with the bonfire on the top of the hill.

    Michael E. F. Benson
  • By torchlight, amid tears and sobs, the body was laid to rest.

  • Seventy feet below him was the raft and its occupants, glowing in the torchlight.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • By the torchlight they saw for an instant the billows of tossing spray.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon

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