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alit past tense and past participle of alight1.
birdlime a sticky substance, made from plants such as holly or mistletoe, that is smeared on branches and twigs to catch small birds when they alight. [1/2 definitions]
light3 to get down, as from a horse; alight. [1/2 definitions]
magnesium a highly reactive chemical element of the alkaline-earth group that has twelve protons in each nucleus and that occurs naturally only in compounds, but that can be isolated as a divalent ion essential in plant and animal nutrition, or as alight, ductile, silver-white solid that bursts into a bright flame when heated above room temperature, used for flares, fireworks, and the like. (symbol: Mg)
roost to alight or stay on, or as if on, a roost. [1/3 definitions]