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[tawrch-lahyt] /ˈtɔrtʃˌlaɪt/
the light of a torch or torches.
Origin of torchlight
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English; see torch1, light1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Their meetings, their talks together, were like the torchlight that flashed and wavered and only fitfully revealed.

    Amabel Channice Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • When it's all over we'll have a torchlight procession and write to the girls!

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • The sculptures and decorations in them could then only be properly seen by torchlight.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • Instantly he squared round throwing the torchlight on my face.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • They are divided into three sections, and one gang relieves another, so that the work is kept going all night by torchlight.'

  • The task was carried on by torchlight, and occupied some hours.

  • From the windows of our inn in the evening we saw the fishermen put out to sea by torchlight to fish.

  • By the torchlight they saw for an instant the billows of tossing spray.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • It would make a pretty picture for the stage to be darkened, and to have the mimic play acted by torchlight.

  • The torchlight shone out but a few paces and then died in the darkness.

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