blue light

blue 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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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