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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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Addressing the audience after performing ground breaking of 1223 MW Balloki Power Plant here on Tuesday, he said Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif burnt the midnight oil to ensure the cheapest and timely installation of coal, hydle and solar projects across the province to rid the province of the load-shedding and put the country on the road to progress.
The singer, 25, burnt the midnight oil to have the inking done, staying for five hours until 5am at Bang Bang Tattoos in the Big Apple.
Kevin Keegan and the Football Association burnt the midnight oil last night - and the announcement of the new England coach ``is not far away''.