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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEARCHLIGHT

Presently the searchlight was switched off, leaving the deck in utter darkness.

Just then a searchlight leaped into play from the top deck of the ship.

At one point they surprised a squad of Germans in charge of a searchlight.

In it will be a compartment for a set of batteries, and there will be a searchlight there.

A searchlight was on a tripod at the center, and a spool of electric cable.

The light was as powerful as a searchlight, but not so blinding.

A searchlight bored a hole in the blackness, to bathe him in cold light.

A searchlight flashed heavenwards and was followed by other beams.

A circle of flame from the searchlight in David's hand was his reply to this request.

Each of the flagship's launches was equipped with a searchlight.

WORD ORIGIN

also search-light, 1882, from search (v.) + light (n.).

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