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.
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.
Around 200 lives were lost there in the early 1800s and only a week before the disaster a collier was convicted and fined by local magistrates for using a naked light underground in breach of regulations.
When I acquired the restaurant from the Count's family 25 years ago," said Casbarian, "there were pigeons flying around the grand ballroom and naked light bulbs dangled from the ceiling, but the restaurant still radiated with spirit.
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.
The air inside the basement was thick and heavy with a haze of fumes visible under a naked light bulb.
This month I want to step outside the warm protection of the grand editorial "we" into the harsh and naked light of the individual "I.
He insisted he hadn't been smoking and added: "Police said a naked light must have ignited it, but I've no idea what that naked light might have been.
But also, in the naked light, I see a bounding puppy, shaking his wet and sandy coat on the promenade at the seaside.