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light

1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. I began to feel a little light along about the fourth beer.
2. n. an eye. (Crude. Usually plural.) You want I should poke your lights out?
3. n. a police car. A couple of lights turned the corner just as the robbers were pulling away.
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No changes in English Inland lights for week ending Dec.
Traffic making Table Mountain coastwise keep all lights from Three Anchor Bay at least two thousand feet under, and do not round to till East of E.
As they looked there was a movement--the shaft seemed to bend, and the line of green light descended amongst the trees.
The little man took him by the hand, and led him through an underground passage, but he did not forget to take the blue light with him.
Before that he had recoiled automatically from hurt, as he had crawled automatically toward the light.
Its light illuminated a strip of thick tapestry, hanging loose from the ceiling to the floor, on the wall opposite to the door by which we had entered.
You or another, it is of very little consequence, provided I have a light.
Thus they had walked, perhaps, twice or three times up and down Mary Datchet's street before the recurrence of a light burning behind a thin, yellow blind caused them to stop without exactly knowing why they did so.
When he approaches the light his eyes will be dazzled, and he will not be able to see anything at all of what are now called realities.
As the welcome light diffused itself over the room, she turned from the table and looked towards the other side of the bed.
I was delighted when I first discovered that a pleasant sound, which often saluted my ears, proceeded from the throats of the little winged animals who had often intercepted the light from my eyes.
Have we shed the soft light of unwearied love around his cold heart, and with patient tenderness shown him how bright and beautiful love can make even the darkest lot?
Through the obscurity, which prevailed most immediately under the eastern mountain, a small and uncertain light was plainly to be seen, though, as it was occasionally lost to the eye, it seemed struggling for existence.
Two featherless beings appeared, uninvited, at the door of the summer-house, surveyed the constitutional creepers, and said, "These must come down"--looked around at the horrid light of noonday, and said, "That must come in"--went away, thereupon, and were heard, in the distance, agreeing together, "To-morrow it shall be done.
It was a July midnight; and from out A full-orbed moon, that, like thine own soul, soaring, Sought a precipitate pathway up through heaven, There fell a silvery-silken veil of light, With quietude, and sultriness, and slumber, Upon the upturned faces of a thousand Roses that grew in an enchanted garden, Where no wind dared to stir, unless on tiptoe -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That gave out, in return for the love-light, Their odorous souls in an ecstatic death -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That smiled and died in this parterre, enchanted By thee, and by the poetry of thy presence.