Oxyhydrogen light
Oxyhydrogen light Oxyhydrogen light A light produced by the incandescence of some substances, esp. lime, in the oxyhydrogen flame. Coal gas (producing the {oxygas light}), or the vapor of ether ({oxyether light}) or methylated spirit ({oxyspirit light}), may be substituted for hydrogen. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • oxyhydrogen light — noun : a light produced by the incandescence of some substance (as lime) in the oxyhydrogen flame compare limelight 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oxyhydrogen — Ox y*hy dro*gen, a. [Oxy (a) + hydrogen.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of, a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen at over 5000[deg] F. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] {Oxyhydrogen blowpipe}. (Chem.) See {Blowpipe}. {Oxyhydrogen microscope}, a form of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oxyhydrogen blowpipe — Oxyhydrogen Ox y*hy dro*gen, a. [Oxy (a) + hydrogen.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of, a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen at over 5000[deg] F. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] {Oxyhydrogen blowpipe}. (Chem.) See {Blowpipe}. {Oxyhydrogen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oxyhydrogen microscope — Oxyhydrogen Ox y*hy dro*gen, a. [Oxy (a) + hydrogen.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of, a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen at over 5000[deg] F. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] {Oxyhydrogen blowpipe}. (Chem.) See {Blowpipe}. {Oxyhydrogen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oxyether light — Oxyhydrogen light Oxyhydrogen light A light produced by the incandescence of some substances, esp. lime, in the oxyhydrogen flame. Coal gas (producing the {oxygas light}), or the vapor of ether ({oxyether light}) or methylated spirit ({oxyspirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oxygas light — Oxyhydrogen light Oxyhydrogen light A light produced by the incandescence of some substances, esp. lime, in the oxyhydrogen flame. Coal gas (producing the {oxygas light}), or the vapor of ether ({oxyether light}) or methylated spirit ({oxyspirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oxyspirit light — Oxyhydrogen light Oxyhydrogen light A light produced by the incandescence of some substances, esp. lime, in the oxyhydrogen flame. Coal gas (producing the {oxygas light}), or the vapor of ether ({oxyether light}) or methylated spirit ({oxyspirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lime|light — «LYM LYT», noun, verb, light|ed or lit, light|ing. –n. 1. the center of public interest or glare of public attention: »Some people are never happy unless they are in the limelight showing off. German bonds took the limelight in the foreign land… …   Useful english dictionary

  • calcium light — noun a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting • Syn: ↑limelight • Hypernyms: ↑lamp • Member Holonyms: ↑theater light * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • calcium light — a brilliant white light produced by heating lime to incandescence in an oxyhydrogen or other hot flame; limelight. Also called oxycalcium light. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

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