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  • noun Plural form of illuminant.

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Examples

  • The protocol, however, specifically excludes munitions that "may have incidental incendiary effects, such as illuminants, tracers, smoke or signaling systems."

    Slate Magazine

  • (i) Munitions which may have incidental incendiary effects, such as illuminants, tracers, smoke or signalling systems ... or munitions in which the incendiary effect is not specifically designed to cause burn which CLEARLY excludes WP obscurants.

    Think Progress » Exclusive: Classified Pentagon Document Described White Phosphorus As ‘Chemical Weapon’

  • At no point, it should be stated, is James engaging in gratuitous sports talk; these technicalities are integral to human portraits of certain cricketers, who themselves shed light on politics and aesthetics, which in turn are illuminants of … cricket.

    Bowling Alone

  • At no point, it should be stated, is James engaging in gratuitous sports talk; these technicalities are integral to human portraits of certain cricketers, who themselves shed light on politics and aesthetics, which in turn are illuminants of … cricket.

    Bowling Alone

  • At no point, it should be stated, is James engaging in gratuitous sports talk; these technicalities are integral to human portraits of certain cricketers, who themselves shed light on politics and aesthetics, which in turn are illuminants of … cricket.

    Bowling Alone

  • But this was Bissell's vision of the "new new thing"--get sufficient volumes of rock oil by drilling for it refine it into a high quality illuminating oil, and then take market share away from existing illuminants and, at the same time, build wholly new markets.

    The Pennsylvania Start-up That Changed The World

  • But those cheap prices gave Pennsylvania oil a quick and decisive victory in the marketplace, swiftly capturing consumers and driving out coal-oils and other illuminants.

    The Prize

  • But those cheap prices gave Pennsylvania oil a quick and decisive victory in the marketplace, swiftly capturing consumers and driving out coal-oils and other illuminants.

    The Prize

  • Lamps were fashioned out of sardine – tins, with bits of surgical bandage for wicks; but as the oil consisted of seal – oil rendered down from the blubber, the remaining fibrous tissue being issued very sparingly at lunch, by the by, and being considered a great delicacy, they were more a means of conserving the scanty store of matches than of serving as illuminants.

    South: the story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914–1917

  • An empty square of space buckled and spat debris and illuminants, flashing the shape of a Klingon bird of prey as the ship fell out of cloak.

    Flashback

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