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incandescence
used in The War of the Worlds

2 uses
  • As Mars approached opposition, Lavelle of Java set the wires of the astronomical exchange palpitating with the amazing intelligence of a huge outbreak of incandescent gas upon the planet.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — The Coming of the Martians (49% in)
  • Dense black smoke was leaping up to mingle with the steam from the river, and as the Heat-Ray went to and fro over Weybridge its impact was marked by flashes of incandescent white, that gave place at once to a smoky dance of lurid flames.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — What I Saw of the Destruction of.... (91% in)

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