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a large, oblong piece of wood or other material, used especially for construction

a series of particles or waves traveling close together in parallel paths

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to emit a bright light

to curve the lips upward in expressing amusement, pleasure, or happiness

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a signal transmitted along a narrow path

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a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

(nautical) breadth amidships

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the broad side of a ship

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a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts

smile radiantly

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express with a beaming face or smile

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have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

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experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

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References in classic literature ?
The captain in his armchair, holding on grimly at the head of the table, with the soup-tureen rolling on one side of the cabin and the steward sprawling on the other, would observe, looking at me: "That's your one-third above the beams.
Captain Purnall presses a switch and our signal beam begins to swing through the night, twizzling spokes of light across infinity.
I've turned in a General Call, so even if they don't see our beam some one's bound to help--or else we must.
We shut off our beam as she adjusts herself--steering to a hair--over the tramp's conning-tower.
Keep our beam on her and send out a General Warning," says Captain Purnall, following her down.
But thou shouldst have lashed him to the beam with a rope.
To this it clung in a seeming frenzy, grimacing ghastly, surging and plunging from side to side in its efforts to disengage its property from the beam, but uttering no sound.
All this time, you should know, the Covenant was meeting continual head-winds and tumbling up and down against head-seas, so that the scuttle was almost constantly shut, and the forecastle lighted only by a swinging lantern on a beam.
The monotonous boy put his head round the beam on the left, and said, 'Look out there, ladies
They were soon left alone; nothing more important happening, in the meantime, than the boy looking round his old beam, and saying, 'Everybody at eleven to-morrow, ladies
Now," said Herbert, as the growl resounded in the beam once more, "he's down again on his back
Bellevigne de l'Etoile nimbly mounted the transverse beam, and in another minute, Gringoire, on raising his eyes, beheld him, with terror, seated upon the beam above his head.
His gray locks slowly waved on the wind, and glittered to the beam of night.
And so the night passed till "morning trembles with the beam of the east; it glimmers on Cromla's side.
Bright rays beam dazzlingly from him, and his bright locks streaming form the temples of his head gracefully enclose his far-seen face: a rich, fine-spun garment glows upon his body and flutters in the wind: and stallions carry him.