from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See limelight.
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- n. limelight
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an intense light produced by the incandescence of a stick or ball of lime in the flame of a combination of oxygen and hydrogen gases, or of oxygen and coal gas; -- called also Drummond light and lime light.
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- n. a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting
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