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Word: incandescent

Definition: strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle


Sentences Containing 'incandescent'

Our ancestors with a candle at a distance of one foot from a book were as well off as we are with an incandescent light four feet away.
Two shadows of the rod will fall on the screen, one caused by the candle and the other caused by the incandescent light.
Now let the incandescent light be moved away from the screen until the two shadows are of equal darkness.
If the incandescent light is four times as far away from the screen as the candle, and the shadows are equal, we know, by Section 100, that its strength is sixteen candle power.
If the incandescent light is four times as far away from the screen as the candle is, its power must be sixteen times as great, and we know the company is furnishing the standard amount of light for a sixteen candle power electric bulb.
Recently, however, that has been widely replaced by use of a Bunsen flame upon an incandescent mantle, such as the Welsbach.
Welsbach made use of this fact to secure a burner in which the illumination depends upon the glowing of an incandescent, solid mantle, rather than upon the blazing of a burning gas.
By actual experiment, it has been found that an ordinary burner consumes about five times as much gas per candle power as the best incandescent burner, and hence is about five times as expensive.
Although the flame is surrounded by air, the central portion of it does not receive sufficient oxygen to burn up the numerous carbon particles constantly thrown off by the burning gas, and hence many carbon particles remain in the flame as glowing, incandescent masses.
The incandescent bulbs which illuminate our buildings consist of a fine, hairlike thread inclosed in a glass bulb from which the air has been removed.
A small dynamo, such as is used for lighting fifty incandescent lamps, has a horse power of about 33.5, and large dynamos are frequently as powerful as 7500 horse power.
The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of the incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses.

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