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Corposant  n.  St. Elmo's fire. See under Saint.

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"Corposant" Quotes from Famous Books

... nobly, but the laterals buffet her left and right like the pinions of angry angels. She is jolted off her course four ways at once, and cuffed into place again, only to be swung aside and dropped into a new chaos. We are never without a corposant grinning on our bows or rolling head over heels from nose to midships, and to the crackle of electricity around and within us is added once or twice the rattle of hail—hail that will never fall on any sea. Slow we must or we may break ...
— Actions and Reactions • Rudyard Kipling

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

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