American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Invisible ultraviolet or infrared radiation. Black light causes fluorescent materials to emit visible light and is used to take pictures in the dark.
“He was aware of nothing but a vanishment of paradise, an optimism that had turned to dust and ash, a joy that had once shone brighter than the summer sun, but now had disappeared and melted in the black light and frigid heat of massacre and cumulative remorse.”
“ Ribbons of smoke and black light radiated out from”
“ Half-hypnotized by the black light and the triumphant crescendo of sound, Chainer had a vision of his future.”
“Familiar with horror as they were, the soldiers soon be - came loath to approach the screaming runesword as it shone with a peculiarly brilliant light-a black light that pierced the blackness itself.”
“On its next revolution the smoking cage made contact with the gargadon's massive head, and there was a flash of black light and an implosion so strong it sucked the leaves off the trees nearby.”
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Tolkien worked in the black section
of the dictionary at one point in his life
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