magnesium flare

magnesium flare

[mag′nē·zē·əm ′fler]
(ordnance)
A flare using magnesium as the illuminating agent.
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Gregg Lambert has been something of a star in the expanding scholarship that surrounds the work of Gilles Deleuze, a magnesium flare in the night of interpretation.
Through a haze of pain, Airman Levitow saw a burning Mark 24 magnesium flare rolling free within the fuselage near five ammunition.
THE scene is one of flames, firefighters, choking smoke and an injured man lying face down on the ground having been hit on the back of the neck by a white-hot magnesium flare.
But if you were looking for quality, for that rare and rewarding frisson that only the exceptional can provide, then Alamshar provided it in spades, illuminating the Ascot gloom like a magnesium flare.
The guide lights up each of these spectacular sights with a magnesium flare, making the ice glow and shadows flicker on the monstrous cavern walls.
He places it on the ground and yells "Cover"--the tube fires a softball-sized round object up several hundred feet--the mob should be able to see it or hear the detonation; the ball is a superpowerful magnesium flare.
This illumination may be visible to the unaided eyes of the observer, such as a magnesium flare or klieg light, or it may illume using a form of energy undetectable to the human eye, such as infrared (IR) or laser energy, or even the ultrasonic squeal of a bat, truly the primordial night-vision system.
Suffering from more than 40 shrapnel wounds in his back and legs caused by a mortar blast, he saw a smoking magnesium flare amid a jumble of spilled ammunition canisters.
He enters a world of phosphorus fires and magnesium flares, of amputees and grey-faced wounded; the novel has more in common with Erich Maria Remarque for the lyrical intensity with which its young lives and those final weeks of war are described.
In this case, the magnesium flares made by Kilgore were literally the last line of defense for our brave aviators.
Documented by way of photographs and maps, Polarities, 1972, involved the artist re-creating his daughter's first and his father's last drawings writ large across the ground in red magnesium flares.
His home-made magnesium flares went off first, almost blinding the crowd outside, and scattering them.