light-pressure love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The mechanical pressure due to the impact of light-waves upon a body placed in their path. See pressure, 2 .

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Examples

  • Her skin is a light-pressure red layered with a light-pressure brown, her hair is medium-pressure blue with medium-strong-pressure black overlaid.

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  • The drawback of the light-pressure drive is that it makes no difference what your previous course and speed may be; if you go inertialess in the near neighborhood of a star, its light pressure kicks you away from it like a cork hit by a stream of water.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • "Eh? We'll decelerate the same way we accelerated-with your light-pressure drive."

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • Libby was explaining the consequences of his light-pressure drive to his new commanding officer.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • "Eh? We'll decelerate the same way we accelerated-with your light-pressure drive."

    Methuselah's Children

  • Libby was explaining the consequences of his light-pressure drive to his new commanding officer.

    Methuselah's Children

  • The drawback of the light-pressure drive is that it makes no difference what your previous course and speed may be; if you go inertialess in the near neighborhood of a star, its light pressure kicks you away from it like a cork hit by a stream of water.

    Methuselah's Children

  • It was like the insanely enlarging head of a newborn comet, whose tail would be formed presently by light-pressure.

    The Aliens

  • Latterly, however, the authority of Arrhenius of Stockholm has lent vogue to a "light-pressure" hypothesis, according to which, cometary appendages are formed of particles driven from the sun by the mechanical stress of his radiations.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • The light-pressure varies with the surface of the particle upon which it is exercised; the gravitational attraction varies with the mass or volume.

    The Astronomy of the Bible An Elementary Commentary on the Astronomical References of Holy Scripture

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