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, x-ray
a. electromagnetic radiation emitted when matter is bombarded with fast electrons. X-rays have wavelengths shorter than that of ultraviolet radiation, that is less than about 1 × 10--8 metres. They extend to indefinitely short wavelengths, but below about 1 × 10--11 metres they are often called gamma radiation
b. (as modifier): X-ray astronomy
2. a picture produced by exposing photographic film to X-rays: used in medicine as a diagnostic aid as parts of the body, such as bones, absorb X-rays and so appear as opaque areas on the picture
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

What does it mean when you dream about an X-ray?

Being X-rayed in a dream may signal wanting to see through a situation or the intentions of someone who is emotionally significant in one’s life.

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.


Dreaming about getting an X-ray or looking at an x-ray may not have anything to do with health matters. This dream suggests that you are ready to look beneath the surface of a current situation or problem. X-rays require focused energy and your dream may be a reflection on the energy that you already possess. This energy will assist you in gaining insight and awareness or help you with problem solving. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming of X-rays is a dream of the contrary. That is, you will be released from your worries and enjoy good health.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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So, it wasn't just the tiny glass shards in my bare feet that made me wince when I went to turn the tree lights on in the morning.
In 2013, a 65.6 ft wide (20 m) meteor exploded in Russia at Chelyabinsk Oblast, and glass shards from blown out windows injured over 1,000 of people.
Andersson also said that several people had been admitted to a hospital with minor wounds, adding that one of the victims had been injured by glass shards following the explosion.
"What happened?" I questioned as my shaky fingers ran across the glass shards in my scalp.
A favourite character of mine was Sarah Boulter's Miranda the Mirror, who also wore what has to be the best costume when - after a very effective shattering of glass following a 'Mirror, mirror on the wall' scene - she appears as broken glass shards.
The bullets smashed into the front door windows and a side window, sending glass shards flying.
It provides superior contaminant detection, finding and automatically rejecting a host of foreign materials including glass shards, metal fragments, mineral stone, some plastic and rubber compounds, and calcified bones.
Key to the x-ray inspection system is its ability to provides superior detection and automatic rejection of physical contaminants, including glass shards, metal fragments, mineral stone, calcified bone, and some plastic and rubber compounds.
Donasco was not hit but sustained minor wounds from glass shards.
Her specialty is using recycled materials such as chipped china, pottery seconds from local potters, tile, stained glass shards, buttons, bottle caps, forks, and even old typewriter keys.
The Palestinian official in charge of Israeli settlements file in the northern part of the West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, said in a statement that Israeli army directly fired live bullets on an ambulance of the Medical Relief Society, wounding paramedics Jarir Qandilu and Amir Bezra by the flying shrapnel and glass shards. "Other injured were shot by rubber bullets, and were transferred to the city's hospitals for treatment", he added.
The glass was in the form of fine glass shards. Getting hit by it might feel like being sprinkled with glitter.