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used in Lord of the Flies

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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
  • The edge of the lagoon became a streak of phosphorescence which advanced minutely, as the great wave of the tide flowed.
    p. 153.8
phosphorescence = dim glowing light (in this case caused by microorganisms that react to movement in the water)
  • The line of phosphorescence bulged about the sand grains and little pebbles; it held them each in a dimple of tension, then suddenly accepted them with an inaudible syllable and moved on.
    p. 153.9
  • Occasionally they sang softly; occasionally they turned cartwheels down by the moving streak of phosphorescence.
    p. 168.8

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