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  • n. A lamp used for decoration that gives off ultraviolet light.


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  • Don't pull out the blacklight, sometimes it is better to not know.

    Lest You Think Covering E3 Is All Glitz And Glamour

  • For setup I would recommend good string silencers, a fairly heavy balance weight and easily adjustable pins with a blacklight to light them up for when you can see the deer but not your pins.

    Thinking of replacing my outdated Clearwater Archery PowerMag bow this summer.

  • I travel with a blacklight flashlight, always strip away the bedspread, and have never found any DNA.

    Motels vs Hotels

  • Only the dim blue glow of scramble fields across blacklight-lit teeth chattering in silent unison in the darkness.

    A Good Place for Graves « A Fly in Amber

  • I am reminded of the Persian proverb which was displayed on a blacklight poster in my bedroom when I was a teenager (I'm going to correct the pronouns to make them inclusive rather than perpetuating a failed worldview):

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • This year, 140 young nudists showed up for a free weekend on the grass-and-sand grounds of Sunsport Gardens, including a "midnight skinny dip and blacklight party."

    Wearing Only a Smile, Nudists Seek Out the Young and the Naked

  • Jason Henry for The Wall Street Journal This year, 140 young nudists showed up for Mr. White's free Spring Break Bash weekend on the grass-and-sand grounds of Sunsport Gardens, including a 'midnight skinny dip and blacklight party.'

    Nudists Recruit Next Generation

  • Meanwhile, the overall effect of the Taipei charts invites comparison with Rothko paintings, if Rothko paintings could be imagined rendered in blacklight fluorescence and carved up with branching veins with names.

    G. Roger Denson: In Taipei and Hong Kong, Emily Cheng Bridges Science and Faith

  • The Dyche Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas has this almost hidden little room in the basement where you can go in, close a curtain, flip on a blacklight and watch as a collection of seemingly ordinary rocks light up with a fluorescent glow.

    Boing Boing

  • I was jiggerpole fishing one night with a blacklight and had a big gator take lure and about a foot of the end of the pole from me.

    Largemouth and Lost Limbs


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