ectoplasm : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n (spiritualism) a substance supposed to emanate from the body of the medium during a trance
- n the outer granule-free layer of cytoplasm
- When it vanished the ectoplasm oozed slowly back into Margery's body.
- Its most familiar component is the screaming Pope, smearily rising from blackness like carnivorous ectoplasm, his throne indicated by a pair of gold finials, the whole enclosed in .
- For all the apparent ectoplasm floating about it, the Old House of Fear is haunted not by ghosts but by the shadow of the welfare state.
News & Articles
- History, and character, is served
With respect to Ralph Ellison, Forest Whitaker plays an invisible man in the new movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler." Not a Hollywood ectoplasm, but a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fibers and liquids. Nevertheless, his character, Cecil Gaines, White House butler to seven presidents, remains invisible. Not because, as a black man in pre-Civil Rights Washington, people refuse to see him, but ...
Aug. 14, 2013 - Chicago Tribune