naked light

naked light

[′nā·kəd ′līt]
(mining engineering)
Open flame, such as a match or a burning cigarette, that is a fire risk in mines.
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He examined the labels while I held folded hat and naked light.
DON'T BRIAN On December 23, 1885, an underground explosion killed 81 men; it was probably caused by a Comet lamp, a naked light lamp, igniting firedamp.
Thomas Wales, the government inspector for south Wales collieries, said the first explosion took place in the Globach district, when gas coming from an old stall had come into contact with a naked light.
It was later found the explosion had been caused by firedamp - gases found in coal mines - ignited by a naked light near the face of the main west heading.
Thus, buying an ordinary naked light bulb simply won't do anymore.
Paul Simon wrote the brilliant Simon and Garfunkel song "The Sound of Silence" 50 years ago and it has another example of an oxymoron: "And in the naked light I saw, Ten thousand people, maybe more, People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share, and no one dared, Disturb the sound of silence.
PAUL Simon famously wrote in 'The Sound of Silence',' 'And in the naked light I saw 10,000 people, maybe more, people talking without speaking, people hearing without listening.
ONCE, our eyes had made this journey - staring higher and higher in the naked light of childhood, never noticing the ice cream dripping down our chins, until our gaze settled at the very top.
3 : not in its case or without a covering <a naked sword> <a naked light bulb>
those naked light bulb, those homely Sunday voices--
Dozens of water-filled plastic pouches and a solitary, naked light bulb dangle from the ceiling of this intimate gallery, reconfigured as a circular performance space.