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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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As both camps burn the midnight oil in getting a deal in place for a rematch being eyed for Dec.
He said that change had been introduced to ensure a bright future of the public and the government would have to burn the midnight oil to transform the country.
'This approach provides some incentive for students to study harder,' he says, and adds that 'scholarship should be for scholars, those willing to burn the midnight oil.'
They said they were ready and willing to burn the midnight oil to negotiate and arrive at a counter offer within the shortest period.
The people cannot be served through lipserve and has to burn the midnight oil to achieve the target' he said while talking to his party leaders.