dimmer


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a rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to control the level of illumination

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beneath it was green and dim, and it grew dimmer and dimmer until the sand at the bottom was only a pale blur.
And there was more that passed through her mind--sensations of tiredness and loneliness; trampling squadrons and shadowy armies of vague feelings and vaguer prompting; and deeper and dimmer whisperings and echoings, the flutterings of forgotten generations crystallized into being and fluttering anew and always, undreamed and unguessed, subtle and potent, the spirit and essence of life that under a thousand deceits and masks forever makes for life.
I leaned over and watched the play of his feet, growing dim and dimmer, as they stirred the wan phosphorescence into ghostly fires.
Then all at once darkness fell upon me, and anon from out of it, as to one who grows accustomed by degrees to a dimmer light, my former surroundings of deck and mast and cordage slowly resolved themselves.
But the green light, which was all they could see, and which they could see only when they were on top of a wave, moved steadily away from them, withal it was working up to windward, and grew dim and dimmer.
And is justice dimmer in the individual, and is her form different, or is she the same which we found her to be in the State?
And with him was a dimmer, mistier specter that she recognized as Billy.
As the sun went down behind the bank, the slightest blades of grass upon it seemed to become as distinctly visible as the arteries in the skeleton of a leaf; and when, as it slowly sank, the red and golden bars upon the water grew dimmer, and dimmer yet, as if they were sinking too; and all the glowing colours of departing day paled, inch by inch, before the sombre night; the scene became a thousand times more lonesome and more dreary than before, and all its influences darkened with the sky.
There were many little knots and groups of persons in Westminster Hall: some few looking upward at its noble ceiling, and at the rays of evening light, tinted by the setting sun, which streamed in aslant through its small windows, and growing dimmer by degrees, were quenched in the gathering gloom below; some, noisy passengers, mechanics going home from work, and otherwise, who hurried quickly through, waking the echoes with their voices, and soon darkening the small door in the distance, as they passed into the street beyond; some, in busy conference together on political or private matters, pacing slowly up and down with eyes that sought the ground, and seeming, by their attitudes, to listen earnestly from head to foot.
The old articles of furniture were in their old places; the Plagues of Egypt, much the dimmer for the fly and smoke plagues of London, were framed and glazed upon the walls.
in attitude; so, probably, did the old woman in her dimmer part of the room.
This system will waste less power than phase control dimmers because the dimmer will not be controlling the power flowing to the load, and the lamps will not have to draw power not used to generate light just to provide the TRIAC keepalive current.
However, Hyakutake seems dimmer than these stars because its light is spread over a wide area rather than concentrated at a single point.
McLeod and Rieke note that in the infrared, galaxies tend to be brighter and quasars dimmer, making it easier to pick out a galaxy.
All existing dimmer modules will be carefully packed, labeled and stored for use