Bengal light
Bengal Ben*gal", prop. n. 1. A province in India, giving its name to various stuffs, animals, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. A thin stuff, made of silk and hair, originally brought from Bengal. [1913 Webster]

3. Striped gingham, originally brought from Bengal; Bengal stripes. [1913 Webster]

{Bengal light}, a firework containing niter, sulphur, and antimony, and producing a sustained and vivid colored light, used in making signals and in pyrotechnics; -- called also {blue light}.

{Bengal stripes}, a kind of cotton cloth woven with colored stripes. See {Bengal}, 3.

{Bengal tiger}. (Zo["o]l.). See {Tiger}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bengal light — [beŋ′gəl, ben′gəl] n. a firework or flare with a steady blue light, used, esp. formerly, as a signal, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bengal light — [beŋ′gəl, ben′gəl] n. a firework or flare with a steady blue light, used, esp. formerly, as a signal, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Bengal light — noun A type of firework used in signalling, which produces a steady blue light. I saw no more of it than this sort of luminous panel, sharply defined against a vague and shadowy background, like the panels which the glow of a Bengal light or a… …   Wiktionary

  • Bengal light — /ˌbɛngɔl ˈlaɪt/ (say .bengawl luyt) noun a vivid, sustained, blue light used in signalling, fireworks, etc. Also, Bengal match …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bengal light — noun Date: 1818 a usually blue light or flare used formerly especially for signaling and illumination …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bengal light — kind of firework which produces a bright blue colored light …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bengal light —   n. signal firework, with brilliant blue light …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Bengal light — noun a kind of firework giving off a blue flame and used for lighting or signalling …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bengal light — n. a kind of firework giving off a blue flame, used for signals …   Useful english dictionary

  • 107th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Light Infantry) — The 107th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Light Infantry) was an infantry regiment of the British Army from 1862 to 1881, when it was amalgamated into The Royal Sussex Regiment.The regiment was originally formed by the Honourable East India Company in… …   Wikipedia

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