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yellow light

a yellow traffic light, usually preceding a signal halting traffic in a particular direction.
Origin of yellow light
First recorded in 1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The stretch of water that lay between the raft and the burning vessel glittered under the yellow light like a sea of molten gold.

    Ran Away to Sea Mayne Reid
  • Nearer and nearer, while the distant blur of yellow light grew.

    Under Arctic Ice H.G. Winter
  • Night had fallen now, and a darkness, musky with autumn weeds, hemmed in the sphere of yellow light on the old piazza.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • The blinds were drawn, and the sun came through them with a yellow light.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • The evening sun, flooding it all with yellow light, was impertinent enough to blind the eyes of Mrs. Rossiter.

    Fortitude Hugh Walpole
  • Its yellow light revealed to them a sleeper on the straw in a corner.

    The Trampling of the Lilies Rafael Sabatini
  • Her eyes seemed red-gold, too, for they were reddish-brown with flecks of yellow light in them, quite wonderful eyes.

    The Girl in the Mirror Elizabeth Garver Jordan
  • It was full of nice trees and had a stream and cows with yellow light on them.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • The sun had burst open the clouds and was filling the outer world with yellow light, through the water-seeped air.

    Sons and Fathers Harry Stillwell Edwards
  • Saturn is distinguished because of its pale, steady, yellow light.

    A Field Book of the Stars William Tyler Olcott

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