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flashlight

1. chiefly US and Canadian a small portable electric lamp powered by one or more dry batteries
2. Photog the brief bright light emitted by an electronic flash unit
3. Chiefly US and Canadian a light that flashes, used for signalling, in a lighthouse, etc.
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He spoke to the children about Jesus being The Light of the World and illustrated what he said with the use of different types of electric torch.
Even though my show is set in the Victorian era, I keep an electric torch on the mantelpiece of the stage set.
It seems he was out with the Home Guard a few nights ago, and used his electric torch to inspect the sandbag defences.
1900: Paperclip invented by Norwegian Johann Waaler/First Ever Ready Electric torch sold costing pounds 50 in today's money
Remember those early books, when the fictional teen-age detective was a blonde instead of titian-haired and carried an electric torch instead of a flashlight?
com launched an electric torch relay game on the official website of the 6thAsian Winter Games which has been popularly received by Internet users both in China and abroad.
Early morning arrests Stated by court inspector Calloway to have been arrested at 4am this morning, David Pethers, aged 22 and Edward Pethers, aged 24, both of Richmond Road, Cardiff, were wearing rubber gym shoes when they appeared at Cardiff Magistrates Court today charged with being found at night with the following implements in their possession: An electric torch, knuckle-duster, 12 keys, an iron jemmy and two pairs of gloves.