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Burn

1. In printing, the time at which an image is put on a plate.

2. In film, a ghost of an image that remains after the image has disappeared.
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It's anyone's guess who'll clinch victory tonight, but the short-listed finalists have been burning the midnight oil in the hope of gaining an edge over the competition.
But 2Connect founder and managing director Fahad Al Shirawi has admitted they will be burning the midnight oil to meet the Sunday deadline to complete the massive amount of paperwork demanded by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).
Given that the stakes are so high, it comes as no surprise that entrepreneurs are burning the midnight oil to make a success of their business.
MANY owners of small firms in the Midlands are burning the midnight oil, spending more than 50 hours in the office every week.
Our research shows a large proportion of small business owners in Liverpool are burning the midnight oil once the office has closed and the kids have gone to bed to make sure they keep on top of things.
Sunderland Harriers celebrate their centenary this year and club chairman Kevin Carr has been burning the midnight oil to put together a superb brochure to mark the occasion.
A fter burning the midnight oil to create a prototype vehicle in just six months, a specialist vehicle builder has won a substantial order from the New Zealand military that is set to create 30 new manufacturing jobs at its Walsall base.
And to ensure no-one misses the boat The Queen's Award officials will be burning the midnight oil to be on hand to receive even the latest of last minute applications.
They're great for giving your skin a little boost even if you haven't been burning the midnight oil.
Instead of writing an essay on the Tudors, I had been burning the midnight oil debating whether King Henry's Reprimand could beat Warning in the Dewhurst - and the entire student grant was going on.
DORIAN REES will be burning the midnight oil this week to ensure he is able to maintain his lead in the Welsh Clubman Rally Championship.
Not every store in the chain will be burning the midnight oil but company chiefs believe there is demand in Nuneaton.