Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hand-glass; a bell-shaped glass used to shelter young seedlings and cuttings from rain and wind: not in general use in the United States.

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Examples

  • Chaison's hand-light floated free in the air, slowly turning to illuminate the fixtures of the old-style, cramped bridge.

    Sun of Suns

  • Safe enough to kindle a very, very dim hand-light of his own, one which could be hidden in his fist and used only, held close to the metal sides of the constructs, to see if he could decipher any of the ancient script.

    Elvenborn

  • As he closed his fist around his hand-light in disappointment at-again-finding nothing, he caught a fugitive hint of glow-ing green out of the comer of his eye.

    Elvenborn

  • Aelmarkin smothered a howl of glee, and placed the hand holding his hand-light against the Elf-stone embedded in the construct's side.

    Elvenborn

  • And when he opened his fist to bring his hand-light up to it'the hand-light dimmed, and the green glow brightened.

    Elvenborn

  • It had been inset flush with the surface, and in the dim illumination from the hand-light, he wouldn't have seen it except for the glow.

    Elvenborn

  • He had no hand-light, for something had been done to dampen his magic.

    Dalamar the Dark

  • He snapped the tricorder to his belt, leaving it turned on, and activated the hand-light.

    STRANGE NEW WORLDS

  • The harsh glare of the hand-light, held by the Vulcan security chief Tuvok, illuminated the anxious faces of her bridge crew, all eyes turned toward her.

    STRANGE NEW WORLDS

  • Then he checked his phaser and tricorder before snapping a hand-light to his side.

    STRANGE NEW WORLDS

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