white-hot


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white-hot

at such a high temperature that white light is emitted
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Grant it but a chink or keyhole, and it shot in like a white-hot arrow.
The white-hot glare of a gin palace a good way off made the intervening piece of the street pitch black.
It was the effect of a white-hot iron drawn across her eyes; at the same time her heart, hardened and chilled into a lump of ice, kept her body in an inward shudder, set her features into a frozen contemplative immobility addressed to a whitewashed wall with no writing on it.
Raffles was round in a flash, his face white-hot, his eyes dancing death.
With a sharp clash of metal the ardent pale glare of the fire opened upon his bullet head, showing his spluttering lips, his insolent face, and with another clang closed like the white-hot wink of an iron eye.
Anon he drew a white-hot bar of iron from the coals, laid it on the anvil, uplifted his arm of might, and was soon enveloped in the myriads of sparks which the strokes of his hammer scattered into the surrounding gloom.
After all, these crack corporate firefighters heft a host of techniques for dealing with white-hot economic upheaval.