Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Anglo-Saxon times, a contribution of wax payable to the church three times yearly.

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Examples

  • What she sees, at most, is a light-shot shimmering of green, nothing more.

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  • Quills were replaced by a light-shot, steel-colored dish that was trained on the approaching slaves.

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  • Other dues equally difficult to identify with exactness were the "light-shot" and the "soul-shot".

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  • Collins, with his eyes on the light-shot waves that crowned her vivid face, wondered whether he was or not.

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  • And everywhere -- Nature's last subtle touches to her picture -- the sense of a filmy veil let down ere the end was reached, a soft haze on the glowing hilltops, a sheen as of silver mist along the stream in the valley, a fleecy light-shot cloud on the sea, to suggest more, and more beautiful, beyond the veil.

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  • And Neeland remembered the light-shot depths over which, at that moment, he had been leaning; and he realised that it would have been very easy for a man as big as that to have flung him overboard before he had wit to realise what had been done to him.

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  • Stumbling over her own suitcase, she fell to her knees, rose, and, scarce conscious of what she was about, caught up her suitcase and reeled away into the light-shot darkness.

    The Dark Star

  • The stylistic force of his driven personality hits hard after the quietism of the Seurat pieces and of Signac's serene "The Riverbank (Les Andelys)" (1886), with its perfect rhyming of pointillist technique and light-shot, wind-ruffled water.

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  • Mass (Nov. 11) and light-shot thrice a year, and it is most just that the men pay the soul-shot at the open grave. "

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

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