magnesium flare

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magnesium flare

[mag′nē·zē·əm ′fler]
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A flare using magnesium as the illuminating agent.
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Documented by way of photographs and maps, Polarities, 1972, involved the artist re-creating his daughter's first and his father's last drawings writ large across the ground in red magnesium flares.
His home-made magnesium flares went off first, almost blinding the crowd outside, and scattering them.
Other products include magnesium flares that produce blinding lights in the sky, while it also has a division that provides the commercial shipping sector with products such as rescue lights and radio beacons.