calcium light


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

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noun
: limelight 1a, 1b

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a brilliant white light produced by heating lime to incandescence in an oxyhydrogen or other hot flame; limelight. Also called oxycalcium light.
[1860-65]

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calcium light,
= limelight. (Cf.limelight)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Calcium light — Calcium Cal ci*um (k[a^]l s[i^]*[u^]m), n. [NL., from L. calx, calcis, lime; cf F. calcium. See {Calx}.] (Chem.) An elementary substance; a metal which combined with oxygen forms lime. It is of a pale yellow color, tenacious, and malleable. It is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calcium light — Light Light (l[imac]t), n. [OE. light, liht, AS. le[ o]ht; akin to OS. lioht, D. & G. licht, OHG. lioht, Goth. liuha[thorn], Icel. lj[=o]s, L. lux light, lucere to shine, Gr. leyko s white, Skr. ruc to shine. [root]122. Cf. {Lucid}, {Lunar},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calcium light — n. LIMELIGHT (sense 1) …   English World 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

  • calcium light — cal′cium light n. chem. a brilliant white light produced by heating lime to incandescence; limelight • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • calcium light — /kælsiəm ˈlaɪt/ (say kalseeuhm luyt) noun a brilliant white light produced by heating lime to incandescence in an oxyhydrogen or other hot flame …   Australian English dictionary

  • calcium light — noun limelight …   Wiktionary

  • Calcium light —    See Limelight …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Calcium Light Night — is a piece of music by American composer Charles Ives. It is one of his Cartoons or Take Offs and is scored for piccolo, clarinet, cornet, trombone, bass drum, and two pianos (four players). (This instrumentation can be expanded by using extra… …   Wikipedia

  • Calcium — Cal ci*um (k[a^]l s[i^]*[u^]m), n. [NL., from L. calx, calcis, lime; cf F. calcium. See {Calx}.] (Chem.) An elementary substance; a metal which combined with oxygen forms lime. It is of a pale yellow color, tenacious, and malleable. It is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English