Beacon – definition of beacon in english _ oxford dictionaries gas outage

• ‘During the course of the day, nature called and a public toilet was duly spotted in the distance, shining like a beacon of light in an otherwise barren sea of heather.’ • ‘The trail arched gently around a broad bay towards Krios headland, the corner of Crete, and a tiny chapel whose whitewashed walls gleamed like a beacon.’ • ‘It gave her a warm feeling to come home at night and see the light, like a beacon, burning brightly, beckoning her to the warmth of family.

’ • ‘In a very few seconds, the very tip of the Pillar began to shine like a beacon, until the light exploded outward in every direction, moving like a shock wave.’ • ‘Back in those days, pretty much everyone went to the pub on a Saturday night and after working by himself all week, the Kerosene lantern at the Albert Hotel would act like a beacon as he’d head back into town.’ • ‘Serving as a beacon on the Atlantic City skyline, the tower features a unique light show with as many as 42 different light configurations that can be seen for miles.

’ • ‘One of the great hazards for early immigrants was being shipwrecked on the uncharted Australian coast, where guiding beacons were few and far between.’ • ‘Newcastle’s helicopter saw a strobe light and beacon overnight and early Friday morning located the yacht’s life raft and crew near Duff Reef off of the Fijian Islands.’ • ‘As they approached the coast the lookouts strained to see the beacon at Black Rock Lighthouse on the horizon, as navigation was left largely to chance in the darkness.

’ • ‘The AAR operator is responsible for control of the aircraft’s rendezvous beacons and tanker illumination lights during air-to-air refuelling.’ • ‘There were no signals received from locator beacons attached to the helicopter and its crew, suggesting it disintegrated almost immediately.’ • ‘The Scots skipper at the centre of a high seas mutiny faces a bill of at least £4,000 after a dramatic rescue sparked by his rookie crew setting off the ship’s Mayday beacon.’ • ‘The crash triggered emergency beacons both in the aircraft and on the men, and helicopters from RAF Leconfield and RAF Wattisham were immediately scrambled.

’ • ‘If the company is leasing bandwidth from a cell company, they could conceivably use a low powered microwave transmitter for the tracking beacon.’ • ‘The news of Corvette 03’s shoot down arrived in the JRCC at a busy time; it was a hectic night with numerous reports of aircraft down and emergency beacons being detected.’ • ‘Ships, yachts and aircraft carry emergency beacons which are activated when they come into contact with water, sending a signal on a reserved frequency that identifies the vessel and its approximate location.’ • ‘The system includes location beacons having a known position and the beacons are capable of receiving the identity information transmitted by the portable terminals.

’ • ‘However, with the development of sophisticated radio beacons and automated electrical lighting, as well as shipboard navigational aids, many lighthouses became redundant.’ • ‘After setting a directional beacon to warn passing ships, the Scout looked around the ship, hoping to try and pick up a clue as to what happened.’ • ‘The technique involves the attachment of infrared beacons or transmitters to specific anatomical landmarks, the surgical instruments, and cutting blocks.’ Site: