bank/spanning/flicker... (sentence)

English translation: bank

10:52 Apr 23, 2005
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Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: bank/spanning/flicker... (sentence)
a bank of about a dozen striplights, spanning the midsection of the building, flickered reluctantly into life
Martha James
English translation:bank
Explanation:
BANK 1. A set of similar or matched things arranged in a row, especially: a. A set of elevators. b. A row of keys on a keyboard. 2. Nautical. a. A bench for rowers in a galley. b. A row of oars in a galley. 3. Printing. The lines of type under a headline.

SPANNING 4. Something, such as a railroad trestle or bridge, that extends from one point to another

FLICKER 2. To burn unsteadily or fitfully

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Note added at 6 mins (2005-04-23 10:58:30 GMT)
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So bank as in a row of lights. Spanning as in that row of lights stretched out from one point to another. Flickering as in burning unsteadily, wavering (referring to the quality of the light).
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bank


Explanation:
BANK 1. A set of similar or matched things arranged in a row, especially: a. A set of elevators. b. A row of keys on a keyboard. 2. Nautical. a. A bench for rowers in a galley. b. A row of oars in a galley. 3. Printing. The lines of type under a headline.

SPANNING 4. Something, such as a railroad trestle or bridge, that extends from one point to another

FLICKER 2. To burn unsteadily or fitfully

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Note added at 6 mins (2005-04-23 10:58:30 GMT)
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So bank as in a row of lights. Spanning as in that row of lights stretched out from one point to another. Flickering as in burning unsteadily, wavering (referring to the quality of the light).

Robert Donahue (X)
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
23 mins
  -> Thanks Vicky

agree  Ali Beikian
27 mins
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agree  mannix
1 hr
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agree  Ken Cox: probably flourescent lights, which 'flicker' when they are switched on
1 hr
  -> Hmm, I was thinking flood lights like you see at the stadium, but you could very well be right. : ) Thanks Kenneth

agree  juvera
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agree  Amal Al-Arfaj
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agree  webguru
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agree  Can Altinbay
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