Stephen Decatur

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United States naval officer remembered for his heroic deeds (1779-1820)

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Ddsa!" was again heard in the air; the most charming blue lights burned the whole night in the sky, and at last they came to Finland.
"Well, where you see one of them blue lights flicker- ing around, Tom, you can bet there's a ghost mighty close behind it.
The boys gazed awhile, half expecting to see a blue light flit past a window; then talking in a low tone, as befitted the time and the circumstances, they struck far off to the right, to give the haunted house a wide berth, and took their way homeward through the woods that adorned the rearward side of Cardiff Hill.
The poor soldier fell without injury on the moist ground, and the blue light went on burning, but of what use was that to him?
'Good,' said the soldier; 'then in the first place help me out of this well.' The little man took him by the hand, and led him through an underground passage, but he did not forget to take the blue light with him.
In his flight he had forgotten the most valuable things he had, the blue light and the gold, and had only one ducat in his pocket.
The Blue Light scorns the labour-saving arts of modern pharmacy.
Ikey Schoenstein was the night clerk of the Blue Light and the friend of his customers.
At the same time he was Ikey's friend and customer, and often dropped in at the Blue Light Drug Store to have a bruise painted with iodine or get a cut rubber-plastered after a pleasant evening spent along the Bowery.
All night in the Blue Light Drug Store he waited at his duties for chance news of the tragedy, but none came.
Powell after a shout for the watch on deck to "lay aft," ran to the ship's side and struck the blue light on the rail.
Cassandra was impressed again by Katharine's maturity; and, as she enveloped herself in the blue dress which filled almost the whole of the long looking-glass with blue light and made it the frame of a picture, holding not only the slightly moving effigy of the beautiful woman, but shapes and colors of objects reflected from the background, Cassandra thought that no sight had ever been quite so romantic.
We were on the edge of a lake, whose leaden waters stretched into the distance, into the darkness; but the blue light lit up the bank and I saw a little boat fastened to an iron ring on the wharf!"
Walking a narrow path between the winding wall and the wild eastward bend and sweep of the gray and feathery trees, seeing shifting gleams of a lost sunset winking almost like lightning as the clouds of tempest scudded across the sky and mingling with the first faint blue light from a slowly strengthened moon behind him, he began to feel his head going round as his heels were going round and round the blind recurrent barrier.
Meanwhile, repeated exposure to low-intensity blue lights can cause (https://nei.nih.gov/health/maculardegen/armd_facts) age-related macular degeneration (AMD).It is a common eye problem that affects the vision of people above the age group of 50.