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St. Elmo's fire

An electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere.  Synonyms: corona, corona discharge, corposant, electric glow, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light.

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"St. Elmo's fire" Quotes from Famous Books

... knowing the taste of death. Unlike the common sinners and punishers of the rest of the play, these Heroes find their "glory" in saving men from peril and suffering, especially at sea, where they appear as the globes of light, called St. Elmo's fire, upon masts ...
— The Electra of Euripides • Euripides

Words linked to "St. Elmo's fire" :   electric arc, electric discharge, discharge, spark, Saint Elmo's fire, arc, corona

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