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neon tube

[′nē‚än ‚tüb]
(electronics)
An electron tube in which neon gas is ionized by the flow of electric current through long lengths of gas tubing, to produce a luminous red glow discharge; used chiefly in outdoor advertising signs.
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Swallowing of a neon tube is regarded as the most dangerous of all sword swallowing stunts.
Cardboard coffins are plentifuone with a lit neon tube inside.
In 1986, French inventor Eugene Politzer registered a patent for a laser razor, built with a helium neon tube.
There is the Wasp Boy with the 16-inch waist, who swallows swords and neon tubes, has a six-inch nail driven through his tongue, hangs 60lb weights from his nipple rings before inserting a lighted neon tube in the place, where, as they say: 'the sun don't shine'.
When placed against the videoharp, opaque objects prevent some of the light generated by a 28-inch neon tube from reaching a sensor (black dot in photo) encased in the 13-pound instrument.
Tenders Are Invited for Replacement of Existing Neon Tube Display Board With New Led Display Board on Terrace of Ab-wing Ward in Ward Block at Aiims, New Delhi.
Then it was back on the road with its stars, including a bearded lady and a chap named Wasp Boy (real name Sebastion Vittini) who sports an 18-inch waist yet still swallows five swords at the same time and a lit neon tube.
Better known to his friends as Swansea-born Sebastion Vittorini, Wasp Boy can swallow a neon tube on request, twist swords inside his body, and fire lightning bolts from his hands.
Tenders are invited for Replacement of existing Neon tube letters Display Board with new LED type letters Display Board at Terrace above Emergency Department of Trauma Centre AIIMS New Delhi.
Shelley Mandivill, 17, burst into flames as amateur film-maker Mark Webb smashed seven neon tube lights filled with petrol on her back.
Fitted with neon tube, lighting can be made to glow in different colours like a beacon in the dark, its presence signalling the rebirth and new purpose of an old landmark.