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Drumʹmond Light

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The limelight. So named from Captain Thomas Drummond, R.E.

“Wisdom thinks, and makes a solar Drummond Light of a point of dull lime.”—Geikie: Entering on Life (Reading, p. 211).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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