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It was symbolized ( at least for those of us who recognized ourselves in the image ) by that self-consuming, elegiac candle of Edna St. Vincent Millay's, that candle which from the quatrain where she ensconced it became a beacon to us, but which in point of fact would have had to be as tall as a funeral taper to last even the evening, let alone the night.
After the first two were blacked out, the third light was abandoned by a terrified Italian crew, who left their light to shine for nine minutes like an unerring homing beacon until British MP's shot it out.
The distinctive round window high in the south transept was originally lit up at night as a beacon for mariners.
By 2000, the beacon was reported to be crumbling and it had not been painted in decades.
One stormy night a high wind extinguished the beacon, and Leander was drowned.
Phosphate and copra entrepreneur John T. Arundel visited the island in 1909 and near the beach landing on the western shore a tumbled, pyramidal day beacon made from slats of wood was repaired, painted white and stood at least until 1942.
Starting out as a cluster of large, open tents pitched next to the still-standing white wooden day beacon, the Millersville settlement on the island's western shore was named after a bureaucrat with the United States Department of Air Commerce.
After the Muslims took over all of Egypt, the top of the Pharos supposedly became a mosque, as the beacon was no longer in working order.
When the Romulan / Cardassian fleet arrived at the Founders ' homeworld, they bombarded it, only to realize that the planet was deserted except for a token beacon.
The narrator hypothesises that this " sentinel " was left on the moon as a " warning beacon " for possible intelligent and spacefaring species that might develop on Earth.
The scheme was seen as an early example of what some saw as Tony Blair's often excessive optimism, who stated at the Dome's opening: " In the Dome we have a creation that, I believe, will truly be a beacon to the world ".
It was intended that the spacecraft would provide a radio beacon for precision landings of manned spacecraft.
The Vanguard satellite was thrown clear and landed on the ground a short distance away with its transmitters still sending out a beacon signal.
Torriano Avenue, dating back to 1848, is a popular Kentish Town street being home to Pete Stanley, one of the country's best-known bluegrass banjo players, British actor Bill Nighy, The Torriano Poets, a beacon of culture where local poets have met for over 20 years and still hold weekly public poetry readings on Sunday evenings ; its founder was John Rety.
Higher up the village, the Church of St Nicholas has two towers: the main tower is over 100 ft ( 30 m ) high and a well-known landmark for miles around, and the smaller tower was built as a beacon to guide boats into Blakeney harbour.
With its ample supply of water and prosperous trading center, it truly was a shining beacon and sanctuary in the desert for those thousands of travelers who depended upon its resources for their survival.
The lighthouse's beacon was turned off in the 1940s, and the structure is no longer an important navigation aid for lake freighters, although small boaters still refer to the location.
Old Baldy was downgraded from a lighthouse to a navigational radio beacon in 1935.
This lighthouse was of utmost importance because it controlled the nighttime pass ; whoever governed the light beacon regulated the night time passageway.
The old naval navigation tower ( German: Peilturm ) was built in 1927 of brick and acted as an marine navigation beacon.
* The Nantucket Lightship LV-117 was rammed and sunk in 1934 by RMS Olympic homing in on its radio beacon, with a loss of seven out of a crew of eleven.
The original method was to place a spinning mirror which moves around a light bulb, called a " rotating beacon ".
The beacon system was widely used in the post-war era for blind bombing systems.

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In Empire's End, Threepio and Artoo are nearly destroyed after they spot an Imperial installing a homing beacon on the Millennium Falcon ; but are saved by Han Solo and Chewbacca.
Before the Naggarok was fully assimilated, the drives of the ship were destroyed by the crew, but the ship released a distress beacon, which the Kuun-Lan discovered.

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A modern beacon was erected and lit during 1988, the 300th anniversary.
German Navy U-boats during World War II were equipped with a Telefunken Spez 2113S homing beacon.
The foundations and beacon legs were raised during the first season.
It was equipped with such a large beacon that Disney had to get special permission from the Coast Guard to operate it, since operating it during filming would have confused passing ships.
A beacon was originally erected on the Wrekin during World War II, however in the years after the war this fell into disrepair.
As the Frisian word biike means beacon, the bonfires may well have derived from light beacons set out for North Frisian whale catchers during the 17th and 18th centuries.
On 9 March 2004, Colin Hurst ( amateur radio call sign VK5HI ) of Australia, a member of the command team, heard a change in the level of radio noise at the expected beacon frequency during the period 0310 to 0320 UTC ( orbit 1541 ).
Some boats operating in crowded areas may also carry a yellow flashing beacon for added visibility during day or night.
Instrumentation included a beacon telemetry system that provided a tracking signal, monitored spacecraft skin temperature between-120 deg C and + 16 deg C, and measured the internal pressure of the spacecraft between 0. 00005 mm of mercury and 0. 5 mm of mercury, especially during the initial inflation stages.
The building's golden tower was originally covered with gold-gilded tiles, but these were removed during World War II due to fears they could become a beacon for enemy bombers.
It acts as a " beacon " for the Loa ( also spelled Lwa )-a type of spirit, sometimes referred to as " angel ", and will serve as a loa's representation during rituals.
" Rebecca " ( AN / APN-2 ) interrogators were also installed to query " Eureka " ( ANIPPN-l ) transponders, the ground set which was used to mark the landing or dropping zones during an airborne operation, the combination Rebecca / Eureka transponding radar system used as a homing beacon.
The code AV was broadcast in morse code by a mobile red light beacon at night, during the latter part of the Second World War.
South of the village lie the South Downs and Firle Beacon, which reaches a height of 217 m. The beacon was once a lighting beacon used as part of a warning system during the Spanish Armada.
The Watch Hill Lighthouse in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, has served as a nautical beacon for ships since 1745, when the Rhode Island colonial government erected a watchtower and beacon during the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War.
Ivanovna escapes during the skirmish, but keeps a homing beacon on the deserters ' truck believing they may be of use to her in the future.
It was conceived in 1939 by Portuguese architect José Ângelo Cottinelli Telmo, and sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida, as a temporary beacon during the Portuguese World Fair opening in June 1940.
Pelor's domain, once a vast manor surrounded by orchards, vineyards, and farmland for miles, is now ( since he assumed a more martial aspect during the Greyhawk Wars ) a gold-plated citadel that forms a beacon atop the largest island of Elysium's layer of Thalasia.
The searchlights are modern commemorations of the bonfires that served as a beacon signal system at many of these same locations during the revolution.

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