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  • n. Plural form of lighthouse.

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  • Wrecking is the practice of dousing the signal fire in lighthouses and starting up new signal fires on rocky shores in order to lure ships into the reefs.

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  • The first attempt to use this gas for lighting in lighthouses did not have very satisfactory results.

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  • The city's program of building "lighthouses"--essentially electronic libraries--for poorer residents has become a model for developing cities world wide.

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  • They'd have to be built sturdy like lighthouses, which is a good use for them.

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  • So, Franklin was saying that functional, useful things (such as lighthouses) contributed more to the safety and well-being of the individual than buildings that provided spiritual things (such as churches).

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  • English-speaking international churches seen as 'lighthouses' for all nations At Luling church, Sunday evenings are for doing ministry, not just talking about it San Antonio mechanic sells shop, follows calling to repair hearts Texas may offer best hope for preserving distinctive Baptist 'recipe'

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  • Some of these examples, such as lighthouses, are contested as to whether they must be a public good, as it is possible to charge ships port fees to pay for them.

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  • Education is one of our "lighthouses" in Michigan and

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  • MANTEO, N.C. - A coastal North Carolina center has received a grant that may make it easier for researchers to find information on subjects such as lighthouses, shipwrecks and pirates.

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  • The COS team will use distant quasars as "lighthouses" to track light as it passes through the cosmic web, believed to be made up of long, narrow filaments of galaxies and intergalactic gas separated by enormous voids.

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