slow-moving waves of light and dark observed to move across light-coloured surfaces on the earth just before and after totality in a solar eclipse. They are thought to originate from the effects of irregular atmospheric refraction
verb (used without object) 1. to make the motions of attack and defense, as in boxing, as a training or conditioning procedure. 2. to evade or avoid direct or decisive action.
noun 1. a shallow, rectangular frame fronted with a glass panel, used to show and at the same time protect items on display, as paintings, coins, or jewelry. verb (intransitive) 1. (boxing) to practise blows and footwork against an imaginary opponent 2. to act or speak unconvincingly, without saying what one means, etc: he’s just […]
noun 1. (in the British Parliament) a group of prominent members of the opposition who are expected to hold positions in the cabinet when their party assumes power.
noun 1. a dance in which shadows of the dancers are cast on a screen. noun an entertainment in which dancers perform behind an illuminated screen Word Origin 1909-14