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phosphorescence
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
a dim glowing light

or more technically:  a fluorescence (dim light)  created by a chemical reaction within a living organism; or a dim light that continues to shine from something after the bombarding radiation (stronger light that fell upon it) has ceased
  • In one case, however, it is real sunshine; in the other, it more resembles the phosphorescent glow of decaying wood.
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