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 for Flash light
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flash \Flash\, n.; pl. Flashes.
     1. A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously
        appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash
        of lightning.
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     2. A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a
        momentary brightness or show.
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              The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind. --Shak.
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              No striking sentiment, no flash of fancy. --Wirt.
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     3. The time during which a flash is visible; an instant; a
        very brief period; as, I'll be back in a flash.
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              The Persians and Macedonians had it for a flash.
                                                    --Bacon.
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     4. A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for coloring
        and giving a fictitious strength to liquors.
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     5. A lamp for providing intense momentary light to take a
        photograph; as, to take a picture without a flash.
  
     Syn: flashbulb, photoflash, flash lamp, flashgun.
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     6. Same as flashlight. [informal]
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     7. (Journalism) A short news item providing recently received
        and usually preliminary information about an event that is
        considered important enough to interrupt normal
        broadcasting or other news delivery services; also called
        a news flash or bulletin.
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     Flash light, or Flashing light, a kind of light shown by
        lighthouses, produced by the revolution of reflectors, so
        as to show a flash of light every few seconds, alternating
        with periods of dimness. --Knight.
  
     Flash in the pan, the flashing of the priming in the pan of
        a flintlock musket without discharging the piece; hence,
        sudden, spasmodic effort that accomplishes nothing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Light \Light\ (l[imac]t), n. [OE. light, liht, AS. le['i]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, Luminous, Lynx.]
     1. That agent, force, or action in nature by the operation of
        which upon the organs of sight, objects are rendered
        visible or luminous.
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     Note: Light was regarded formerly as consisting of material
           particles, or corpuscules, sent off in all directions
           from luminous bodies, and traversing space, in right
           lines, with the known velocity of about 186,300 miles
           per second; but it is now generally understood to
           consist, not in any actual transmission of particles or
           substance, but in the propagation of vibrations or
           undulations in a subtile, elastic medium, or ether,
           assumed to pervade all space, and to be thus set in
           vibratory motion by the action of luminous bodies, as
           the atmosphere is by sonorous bodies. This view of the
           nature of light is known as the undulatory or wave
           theory; the other, advocated by Newton (but long since
           abandoned), as the corpuscular, emission, or Newtonian
           theory. A more recent theory makes light to consist in
           electrical oscillations, and is known as the
           electro-magnetic theory of light.
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     2. That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the
        sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc.
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              Then he called for a light, and sprang in. --Acts
                                                    xvi. 29.
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              And God made two great lights; the greater light to
              rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the
              night.                                --Gen. i. 16.
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     3. The time during which the light of the sun is visible;
        day; especially, the dawn of day.
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              The murderer, rising with the light, killeth the
              poor and needy.                       --Job xxiv.
                                                    14.
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     4. The brightness of the eye or eyes.
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              He seemed to find his way without his eyes;
              For out o'door he went without their helps,
              And, to the last, bended their light on me. --Shak.
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     5. The medium through which light is admitted, as a window,
        or window pane; a skylight; in architecture, one of the
        compartments of a window made by a mullion or mullions.
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              There were windows in three rows, and light was
              against light in three ranks.         --I Kings
                                                    vii.4.
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     6. Life; existence.
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              O, spring to light, auspicious Babe, be born !
                                                    --Pope.
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     7. Open view; a visible state or condition; public
        observation; publicity.
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              The duke yet would have dark deeds darkly answered;
              he would never bring them to light.   --Shak.
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     8. The power of perception by vision.
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              My strength faileth me; as for the light of my eyes,
              it also is gone from me.              --Ps. xxxviii.
                                                    10.
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     9. That which illumines or makes clear to the mind; mental or
        spiritual illumination; enlightenment; knowledge;
        information.
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              He shall never know
              That I had any light of this from thee. --Shak.
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     10. Prosperity; happiness; joy; felicity.
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               Then shall thy light break forth as the morning,
               and thy health shall spring forth speedily. --Is.
                                                    lviii. 8.
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     11. (Paint.) The manner in which the light strikes upon a
         picture; that part of a picture which represents those
         objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the
         more illuminated part of a landscape or other scene; --
         opposed to shade. Cf. Chiaroscuro.
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     12. Appearance due to the particular facts and circumstances
         presented to view; point of view; as, to state things
         fairly and put them in the right light.
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               Frequent consideration of a thing . . . shows it in
               its several lights and various ways of appearance.
                                                    --South.
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     13. One who is conspicuous or noteworthy; a model or example;
         as, the lights of the age or of antiquity.
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               Joan of Arc,
               A light of ancient France.           --Tennyson.
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     14. (Pyrotech.) A firework made by filling a case with a
         substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored
         flame; as, a Bengal light.
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     Note: Light is used figuratively to denote that which
           resembles physical light in any respect, as
           illuminating, benefiting, enlightening, or enlivening
           mankind.
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     Ancient lights (Law), Calcium light, Flash light, etc.
        See under Ancient, Calcium, etc.
  
     Light ball (Mil.), a ball of combustible materials, used to
        afford light; -- sometimes made so as to be fired from a
        cannon or mortar, or to be carried up by a rocket.
  
     Light barrel (Mil.), an empty power barrel pierced with
        holes and filled with shavings soaked in pitch, used to
        light up a ditch or a breach.
  
     Light dues (Com.), tolls levied on ships navigating certain
        waters, for the maintenance of lighthouses.
  
     Light iron, a candlestick. [Obs.]
  
     Light keeper, a person appointed to take care of a
        lighthouse or light-ship.
  
     Light money, charges laid by government on shipping
        entering a port, for the maintenance of lighthouses and
        light-ships.
  
     The light of the countenance, favor; kindness; smiles.
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              Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon
              us.                                   --Ps. iv. 6.
  
     Northern lights. See Aurora borealis, under Aurora.
  
     To bring to light, to cause to be disclosed.
  
     To come to light, to be disclosed.
  
     To see the light, to come into the light; hence, to come
        into the world or into public notice; as, his book never
        saw the light.
  
     To stand in one's own light, to take a position which is
        injurious to one's own interest.
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