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phosphorescence

fos fuh re suhns

  • n  a fluorescence that persists after the bombarding radiation has ceased

  • The pent-up violence expressed by the somber phosphorescence of his eyes, his eagle's profile, the imperious arch of his eyebrows, the hard, bitter curve of his lips, the .
  • The sound of the waves crashing off the great treasure ship's bow, the wind strumming the rigging, the sparkling blue of phosphorescence churned up by the rudderall these were .
  • These are the waning years of the 20th century, and out on the margins of spiritual life there's a strange phosphorescence.

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