Belisha beacon


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Belisha beacon

a flashing light in an orange globe mounted on a post, indicating a pedestrian crossing on a road
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The six defendants were each fined 15s and ordered to pay 8s 4d compensation for being drunk and disorderly and doing wilful damage to a Belisha beacon.
They marched across the road between two imitation Belisha beacons, waving placards and shouting "we want a crossing".
But the most startling Movember growth is fair-haired full-back Tony Hibbert's belisha beacon growth - designed to stop flying wingers in their tracks.
The first time I was in college and they back-combed my hair until my head looked so big and round on top of my skinny body that I resembled a Belisha beacon.
Eight lights and a Belisha beacon have already been repaired following the review.
Approximately 10 cyclists left their DNA on the sides of my car (not of their own free will) and a dozen pedestrians fled for their lives at a zebra crossing that made my eyes swirl so badly I nearly ended up with a Belisha beacon on my head.
They stand out like a Belisha beacon when all other plants and shrubs have defoliated around it in winter.
The dimly-lit, old-fashioned belisha beacon is completely unsuitable for one of Sutton Coldfield's busiest commuter roads, they say.
I look like a Belisha beacon when I'm out training but it's about building up stamina," she said.
Humans with ostrich powers could avoid worrying about all the issues of the day - who's greener David Cameron or Gordon Brown, will Madonna will get to keep Baby David and, of course, what to do about that Belisha Beacon of a spot you just noticed when you looked in the mirror.
In the 1910 photo traditional shops book-end the inn, and an early Belisha beacon stands proud on the pavement.
1957 - Sir Leslie Hore-Belisha, the Minister of Transport who introduced the Highway Code, driving tests and the Belisha Beacon, died.