white light


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white light

light that contains all the wavelengths of visible light at approximately equal intensities, as in sunlight or the light from white-hot solids

white light

[′wīt ′līt]
(optics)
Any radiation producing the same color sensation as average noon sunlight.
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What we do is to apply certain substances that have the property of absorbing from white light all the colors except those that we would have our houses appear.
He had opened his mouth to speak to Symon, when he stopped, and suddenly found himself blinking in the full shock of the white light, and looking over the other man's shoulder, he saw that the door was standing open.
As he is about to clasp her he feels a stunning blow upon the back of the neck; a blinding white light blazes all about him with a sound like the shock of a cannon -- then all is darkness and silence!
One Eye, with pointed, interested ears, laughed at her, and beyond, outlined against the white light, she could see the brush of his tail waving good-naturedly.
As if in answer, she saw the faint white light of dawn on the windows.
When love touched him, he became a veritable white light.
I'm to carry a green light to starboard and a red to port, with a white light at the mast-head, and a flare-up every fifteen minutes.
He opened his eyes to escape it, but the white light of the room seemed to sear the balls and forced him to close his eyes, when the "$3.
The small vivid circle of white light from the mirror left half of his rugged, bearded face in brilliant radiance and half in deepest shadow.
subject with a great white light, to the inexpressible advancement of
I glanced at Raffles, and in the white light of his torch he was doing it all with his ankles, exactly as though he had been riding in a Gymkhana.
Listen, Hermine; I consider myself as brave as most men, but when I drew from my breast the little key of the staircase, which I had found in my coat -- that little key we both used to cherish so much, which you wished to have fastened to a golden ring -- when I opened the door, and saw the pale moon shedding a long stream of white light on the spiral staircase like a spectre, I leaned against the wall, and nearly shrieked.