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phosphorescence
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Middlemarch
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  • Many men have been praised as vividly imaginative on the strength of their profuseness in indifferent drawing or cheap narration:—reports of very poor talk going on in distant orbs; or portraits of Lucifer coming down on his bad errands as a large ugly man with bat’s wings and spurts of phosphorescence; or exaggerations of wantonness that seem to reflect life in a diseased dream.

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  • She loves to swim in the ocean on nights when phosphorescence shines in her wake.
  • The phosphorescence is caused when movement in the water causes plankton to release tiny pulses of light.

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