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A restriction of electrical power usage during a power shortage, especially for advertising and display purposes.
An extinguishing of some of the lights in a city as a defensive measure against enemy bombardment.
1. To complete the application of a base-coat plaster.
2. The setting of base-coat plaster, which darkens, or browns, as it sets.
3. The dimming of lights as a consequence of a reduction of voltage furnished to a section of a city (or an entire city) by the electrical utility.