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Definitiona 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.Introductory (30% in)
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