spots of light that appear to encircle the moon, resembling a string of luminous beads, visible immediately before and after a total eclipse, caused by the sun’s light shining between the mountains on the moon’s surface.
the brilliant points of sunlight that appear briefly around the moon, just before and after a total eclipse
A discontinuous, beadlike pattern of sunlight visible along the edge of the darkened Moon’s disk in the seconds before and after totality during a full solar eclipse. The pattern is caused by light shining through the uneven lunar topography silhouetted along the curved edges of the disk. Baily’s beads are named after British astronomer Francis Baily (1774-1844), who first observed them in 1836.
(in cooking) a receptacle containing hot or boiling water into which other containers are placed to warm or cook the food in them. British. a double boiler. Contemporary Examples The table fork is far less time-honored than such objects as the colander, the waffle iron, the bain-marie. The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider […]
a city in SW Georgia. Historical Examples Bainbridge, cheerfully loquacious, continued to do most of the talking. The Price Francis Lynde Could it be possible that Bainbridge was mixed up with this vile conspiracy? Turned Adrift Harry Collingwood For his falsehood, Bainbridge was roundly abused, and many a French oath was hurled at his head. […]
an aggregate of iron carbide and ferrite, formed from austenite below the temperature at which pearlite forms and above that at which martensite forms. noun a mixture of iron and iron carbide found in incompletely hardened steels, produced when austenite is transformed at temperatures between the pearlite and martensite ranges
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