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effulgent
used in Moby Dick

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radiating or as if radiating light
  • And beneath the effulgent Antarctic skies I have boarded the Argo-Navis, and joined the chase against the starry Cetus far beyond the utmost stretch of Hydrus and the Flying Fish.
    Chapters 55-57 — Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint.... (98% in)
  • Then come out those fiery effulgences, infernally superb; then the evil-blazing diamond, once the divinest symbol of the crystal skies, looks like some crown-jewel stolen from the King of Hell.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (77% in)
  • Now, in that Japanese sea, the days in summer are as freshets of effulgences.
    Chapters 118-120 — The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (3% in)
  • Skies the most effulgent but basket the deadliest thunders: gorgeous Cuba knows tornadoes that never swept tame northern lands.
    Chapters 118-120 — The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (26% in)

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