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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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Solicitors and barristers are likely to burn the midnight oil, with 81% of deliveries to offices happening dinner time.
But I've warned Geezer not to burn the midnight oil too often - or he'll be too tired for the gigs
Few people accuse men of being neglectful of their children as they burn the midnight oil in the lab, or of not being committed enough to their science when they play a more active role at home.
JENSON BUTTON was ready to burn the midnight oil with his McLaren engineers in a bid to solve the teething problems surrounding his car's troubles.
RED Bull Racing's technical guru Adrian Newey is expecting to burn the midnight oil over the next few weeks as he faces the prospect of redesigning a race-winning car.