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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lime·light /-ˌlaɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 lime·light, n. Theat. That part of the stage upon which the limelight is cast, usually where the most important action is progressing or where the leading player or players are placed and upon which the attention of the spectators is therefore concentrated.  Hence, a conspicuous position before the public; the center of public attention; -- used mostly in the phrase in the limelight; as, politicians who are never happy except in the limelight.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 lime light, lime·light An intense light produced by heating lime.  See Calcium light under Calcium.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the
           limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the
           full glare of publicity to the agency" [syn: spotlight,
            glare, public eye]
      2: a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime
         with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for
         stage lighting [syn: calcium light]