a faint discharge of blue light from the top of a thunderstorm cloud that propagates upward: extends approximately from the bottom to the top of the stratosphere and is not detectable from the ground.
A conical discharge of blue light that starts from the top of active thunderstorm clouds and proceeds upward. Blue jets can last up to several hundred milliseconds and are believed to connect the top of a thundercloud with the ionosphere.
any puritanical law that forbids certain practices, especially drinking or working on Sunday, dancing, etc. Historical Examples The Wishing-Ring Man Margaret Widdemer The Menace of Prohibition Lulu Wightman
any puritanical law that forbids certain practices, especially drinking or working on Sunday, dancing, etc. Historical Examples A Short History of Women’s Rights Eugene A. Hecker The Quadroon Mayne Reid The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863 Various Vignettes Of San Francisco Almira Bailey Introduction to the Science of Sociology Robert E. Park […]
noun a type of rock composed of alternating layers of bluish shale or clay and grey argillaceous limestone See also Lias Historical Examples Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2) Dawson Turner
either of two lines of the color blue that are parallel to and equidistant from the goal lines and divide the rink into three zones of equal size. Also called zone line. Compare end zone (def 2), neutral zone.