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arc light

A high-intensity light source produced by an arc, usually, between two metal electrodes or between two carbon rods; also see carbon-arc spotlight.
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Because it was stronger than a filament light, the arc light was the first lamp to be used for urban lighting, initiating the modern era of illuminated streets in the late nineteenth century.
With the arc light on a tall mast, you could see it for miles around," noted Taylor, manager of Edison's biology and archeology research group.
Soon, it was being used in theatres, and continued being used until the electric arc light was developed in the latter half of the 19th century.
The Mahmood Al Zarooni-trained colt was expected to play second fiddle to stablemate Arc Light, not to mention 6-4 favourite General Synod, who were both unplaced, but he sprang a 16-1 surprise under Antioco Murgia.
It is the story of Arc Light and Linebacker, the bombing campaigns that ultimately overcame organizational difficulties to bring America's involvement in the War in Southeast Asia to an acceptable, if not victorious, end.
The Company will continue to manufacture, market and sell a full range of Xenotech products, and will continue to maintain a distribution relationship with the new unit, ARC Light Efx, Inc.
The concession of 12lb to Jim Goldie's Hawdyerwheesht at Ayr last month was a big ask, and the same applies when he was trying to give 10lb to Tim Easterby's Arc Light, going down by just a neck here 10 days ago.
The multi-award-winning Scottish/English trio have issued three highly acclaimed albums, in as many years -Lightweights & Gentlemen in 2007, Live in 2008, and Arc Light in 2009 -which have seen the band take their legendary live show across the globe.
A EBASTIAN Ziani de Ferranti first designed an arc light for lighting streets when he was just 13
They are insensitive to arc light, dirt, smoke, and oil, and they work flawlessly on shiny aluminum, a typically problematic surface.