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light

(Encyclopedia) light, visible electromagnetic radiation. Of the entire electromagnetic spectrum, the human eye is sensitive to only a tiny part, the part that is called light. The wavelengths of…

Brewer's: Clear Day

(A) A bright day, an entire day, as, “The bonds must be left three clear days for examination,” to examine them before the interest is paid. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E.…

clearing

(Encyclopedia) clearing, in banking, the periodic settling of bankers' claims against each other, for which local banks establish clearinghouse associations. Clearinghouses are said to have…

Brewer's: Clear Grit

(The) The real thing, as “champagne is ... if it be but the clear grit” (Anglo-Saxon, gryt, bolted flour). A man of grit, or clear grit, is one of decision, from whom all doubt or…

The Blue Light

The Blue Light There was once upon a time a soldier who for many years had served the king faithfully, but when the war came to an end could serve no longer because of the many wounds which…

Class Day

Class DayThe clerk of the weather evidently has a regard for young people, and sends sunshine for class days as often as he can. An especially lovely one shone over Plumfield as this…

Composition Day

Composition Day"Hurry up, boys, it's three o'clock, and Uncle Fritz likes us to be punctual, you know," said Franz one Wednesday afternoon as a bell rang, and a stream of literary-looking…

lighting

(Encyclopedia) lighting, light produced by artificial means to allow visibility in enclosures and at night. For stage lighting, see scene design and stage lighting. Early Sources of Artificial…

Lights! Camera! Learning!

The best school movies ever made by Beth Rowen Sir Laurence Olivier's classic Hamlet With school bells set to ring in only a matter of days, it's time for students to shift into…

Walt Whitman: A Clear Midnight

A Clear MidnightThis is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless, Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done, Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing,…