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  • The sheets of glass in the corner window of her living room made it look like the prow of a ship in motion, and the lights of the city were like phosphorescent sparks on the black waves of steel and stone.
  • It looked like a phosphorescent vein showing through the skin of the earth, a delicate vein without blood.
  • The woman was pushing forward, to squeeze herself into the group, to place some human bodies between herself and the sight of the great vacuum-the plain stretching off and dissolving into moonlight, the dead phosphorescence of impotent, borrowed energy.
  • When he reached the empty darkness beyond Philadelphia-in the place where the flames of Rearden Steel had for years been his favorite landmark, his greeting in the loneliness of night, the beacon of a living earth-he saw a snow-covered spread, dead-white and phosphorescent in the starlight, a spread of peaks and craters that looked like the surface of the moon.

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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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